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Welcome to Wells Railway Fraternity. We are a friendly group interested in all aspects of railways from modelling to photography and history and just a general interest in trains of all sorts.

We hold monthly meetings from September to May at the Town Hall in Wells, Somerset. Meetings are free to members and just £4 per meeting for non members and guests.

Annual membership is just £20 and includes:

• entry to all meetings

• opportunities to meet new railway friends

• and much more.

Please contact our secretary John Uncles
01749 870158 to enquire about membership.


You will probably not be surprised to hear that we have had to cancel the Fraternity meetings on 14 April and 12 May due to the Coronavirus emergency.

The Cheddar Valley Valley Railway 150 exhibition at the Town Hall on 5 April will also not now take place (if possible could you please take down posters that have been put up for this event).  The visit to Pendon at the end of April is off because we have been informed that the Museum is closing for the foreseeable future.

On a brighter note and looking to the future our new Programme for the 2020/21 season of meetings is shown below.  We very much hope that by September it will be ‘business as usual’ and we look forward to seeing you all then.



8 September
The Midland & South Western Junction Railway
Steph Gillett

13 October
Organising Special Trains in the 1950s
Hugh Davies

10 November
My Life in Transport Jonathan

8 December
A.G.M. followed by Quiz – set by last year’s winner
Andrew Ball


12 January
Developments at Midsomer Norton
Roy Kethro & Matt Cornborough

followed by

Big Coal
Robin Harding

9 February
Speaker to be confirmed by the company

9 March
The Railway Navvy and the Crimea Railway
Chris & Judy Rouse

13 April
The Railways of Portland 1865 – 1965
Brian Jackson


For more details contact Andrew Tucker 01749 830 695