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Events and Meetings

The Society has two full-day meetings each year at venues within Cumbria.

The Spring Meeting incorporates the Association's Annual General Meeting and moves from site to site. It is usually held on the third Saturday in March.

The Autumn Meeting is usually held on the second Saturday in November.

Future Meetings

Spring Meeting & AGM - 18th March 2017

The Spring Meeting & AGM of the Association will be held on Saturday 18th March 2017, at the Carus Green Golf Club, Burneside Road, Kendal, LA9 6EB

The cost for the whole day is £24, including tea/coffee and lunch. Please indicate choice of main and dessert courses when booking. For those who want the tea/coffee option only, £10 is payable.

If you intend to be at the meeting, please contact Ian Lydiatt, 2 Meadow Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5HW, Tel: 01539 735886.

The programme for the day is as follows:

10.30 Assemble – tea and coffee available
11:00 Philip Tuer – Acting Chairman CRA
11:05 Dick Smith – "The Isolation of the Windermere Line: How Windermere could have become a junction station, but has remained a branch terminus”
12.30 AGM
13.00 Lunch
14:15 Bryan Parker – “Carlisle Power Signal Box 1985 – 2017”
15:30 Tea/Coffee
16:00 Bill Myers – "A Horrible History of Cumbrian Railways: Deaths, Crashes and Criminal Activity”
17:00 End of meeting

Spring Meeting 2 Course Lunch:

Main Courses

Chicken Breast Fillets in a Stroganoff Sauce
Homemade Pie
Lentil & Nut Roast
Served with roast potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Chocolate Profiteroles
Sticky Toffee Pudding

Directions to Carus Green Golf Club

By road: Take A5284 at northern exit from Kendal by-pass in direction of Kendal. Turn left at traffic lights into Burneside Road, and Curus Green Golf Club is on the right-hand side in approx. 1 mile.

By rail: As ever, check timetables nearer the date, but at the time of writing there are suitable trains arriving at 10.17, and leaving at 17.13. The venue is a 10 to 15-minute walk in the Kendal direction.

Please indicate when booking, if lift to venue from station is required.


The Cumbrian Railways Association’s Autumn Meeting will be held at the Abbey House Hotel, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 0PA on Saturday 11th November 2017.

Following Member’s feedback, there will be a small adjustment to the times of the meeting, bringing the start forward by 30 minutes. Further details will be announced both on the website and in the Lakes Express.