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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

AUTUMN MEETING - The Woodhead Special

SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2011 - The WOODHEAD SPECIAL at St. John's Community Centre, Church St, Penistone.

Hi Folks,

As our members and regular readers will know by now, we normally meet at Glossop Labour Club on the third Thursday of each month. This month however is an exception to that rule and there will be no October meeting of the
Re-Open Woodhead Line group until November, when we will be putting on a presentation regarding the future options for Woodhead. Details of that event will be posted nearer the time.

Instead we are encouraging our members and supporters to attend a special
Woodhead event that has been organised by the Great Central Railway Society, details of which can be found below:

Autumn Meeting 2011: "The Woodhead Special"
Saturday 22 October 2011
at St.John's Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, South Yorkshire S36 6AR.
5 minutes from the railway station.

10:30 - Doors open
11:00 - Talk by John Quick: "The Woodhead Line"
12:30 - Lunch break with displays and sales stand.
14:00 - Talk by Stephen Gay: "Woodhead: The Lost Railway"
16:15 - Meeting ends
The venue (pictured) is quite easy to find in the centre of Penistone and near the church, the giveaway being that it is located on Church St! For anyone coming from outside the area that is unfamiliar with the Penistone area, click the link below to get your bearings, then zoom in. Basically, we're talking the Woodhead side of Barnsley.
Map of Venue
The lovely town of Penistone is very accessible from the Sheffield side but not from the Manchester-Glossop area (that is to say by train of course) which is the whole raison d'etre of the Re-Open Woodhead Line group, namely to rectify this glaring transport inadequacy between two of England's major cities.
This special event features two of the best known and authorative speakers on the subject on Woodhead namely John Quick who gave a presentation for us in Glossop last St. Patrick's day and Stephen Gay, whose name goes before him and is synonymous with Woodhead itself.

The day will serve up a veritable feast for Woodhead enthusiasts and we encourage anyone who can attend this special event to do so - it deserves your support and promises to be a day to remember.