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« on: October 20, 2019, 11:04:11 am »

Melksham Rail User Group is moving to a larger room - at the United Reform Church, which is just off the Market Place in Melksham.  This is just a couple of minutes walk from our previous (Town Hall) Room.

Regular meetings for 2020 are scheduled for Wednesdays  22nd January, 18th March, 20th May (our AGM), 22nd July, 16th September and 18th November, with formal proceedings starting at 19:30.   We plan to have guest speakers at a number of our meetings (perhaps alternate ones), and initial plans for something special are for 22nd January.   Whilst the meeting will be aimed at Melksham and its train users (and wannabe users), it will be of interest to other Coffee Shop members who can make it too - and the evening will be organised so that you can catch the train afterwards - our new 21:10 opening up that new opportunity.

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 06:37:03 pm »

The next Melksham Railway User Group meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd January 2020  (19:30) at  Melksham United Reformed Church hall (new location used for the November meeting, see below). To ensure we have sufficient seats, please could you advise me whether you are coming to

This meeting will include a presentation by Guy Watts of GWR on fares. If you have any specific questions, it would help if you could give advance notice of them to We have also been looking at Melksham town bus services and if time permits this may also be covered.

Other points of interest

   We hope to have a full program of other events (outing, Santa, Carnival, guided walks etc) in 2020, and your input would be welcomed.

   4 members of the group have been trained to undertake tidying activities on the platform. One target will be to improve the flower beds.

   You may have seen the works ongoing to lay a new pipe to the ex-Reeds hut, the first part of the station improvements. 2020 looks a good year for the station.

   GWR have some special advance fares from Melksham in their sale  available from or the GWR app and are advance singles. Booking open 16 Jan to 26 Jan, (travel dates from 23 Jan to 3 April)

The church (address High Street, Melksham, SN12 6JU),   is on the opposite side of the road to the town hall, adjacent to the Kings Arms, (opposite Lloyds bank and almost opposite the town hall)  The hall entrance is at the back, and is accessed through the archway  by the bridal shop (about 20 metres left of the church). There is car parking by the entrance for up to 12 cars or you can use Church Street car park and cross the high street by the pedestrian crossing.

For your advance information, the following is the planned schedule for 2020, all at 19:30, and at the same location.

   22 January 2020 including a presentation and Q&A of GWR fares from a senior GWR representative
   18 March 2020
   20 May 2020 (inc AGM)
   22July 2020
   16 September 2020
   18 November 2020

The November 2019 minutes are located at Previous meeting minutes can be found at
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