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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 £18 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.

50th Anniversary Year Programme of Events

Friday 9 March 2018
Footplate Experience Day
East Somerset Railway
Cranmore Station

Tuesday 13 March 2018
50th Anniversary Meeting –
Photographic Competition* followed by
L&BR Extension Plans with David Edwards
Wells Town Hall 7.30pm

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Swindon Works part IV with Brian Arman
At STEAM Swindon
Depart Wells Bus Station 8.30am

Thursday 5 July 2018
Excursion to Swanage Railway
Depart Wells Bus Station Time t.b.c.

Sat/Sun 11/12 August 2018
Model Railway Exhibition
Wells Town Hall
10.30-5.30 Saturday/10.00-4.30 Sunday

Tuesday 9 October 2018
Anniversary Dinner followed by
From Mozart to Maldova with Colin Boocock
The Swan, Sadler Street, Wells
7.00 for 7.30

Friday 30 November 2018
Biennial Bookshop Visit
Titfield Thunderbolt Bookshop, Bath

*Winning photos will be included in our 50th Anniversary booklet

2017-18 Meetings Calendar


13 February 2018
Steam Around Bristol with slides taken in the 1950s and 1960s.
Presented by Gerry Nichols

13 March 2018
Anniversary Meeting – 50 Years of WRF

followed by

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Extension Plans
Presented by David Edwards

10 April 2018
The Barry Scrapyard Story
Presented by Roger Hardingham

8 May 2018
Memories of the Last Wheeltapper
Presented by Andy Cope

12 June 2018
Swindon Works part IV at STEAM Swindon
Presented by Brian Arman
A day at the former works – Coach leaves Wells Bus Station at 8.30am

For more details contact Andrew Tucker 01749 830 695