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Can you help to set up a similar group in South London?

There is a lot of interest in establishing a South London group and some potential organisers participated in the April session of the Reading Engine Shed to see how it all works. Richard Semmens of Streatham is embarking on an ambitious fundraiser in May 2018 in aid of the proposed South London Engine Shed group. This would be run independently but based on the same idea as the two other Engine Shed groups. Richard’s link is below and there are also some great images of The Engine Shed in Reading from his visit:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/thamestrentwalk

Do support Richard if you would like to have such a facility in South London!

Thanks to everyone for their Skipton votes!

We are delighted to confirm that we were awarded £500 from Skipton Building Society, as a result of everyone voting for us online! We very much appreciate the support and will be using the funds to get some more trains (what else?!) to keep everyone happy, as well as purchasing refreshments for our sessions  🙂

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful new year!

JOIN US FOR FREE DAY OUT AT HIGH WYCOMBE MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY, SAT 22 JULY

FREE DAY OUT AT HIGH WYCOMBE MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY, SATURDAY 22 JULY

For the last three years we have had a great day out at High Wycombe Model Engineering Society with delicious and free BBQ, cakes and refreshments provided by the local Freemasons – and unlimited rides on their fantastic trains!

We have been invited back for another grand day out on Saturday 22 July, 11 am to 2pm. Please email Sarah at reading@theengineshed.org.uk to reserve your places! We will send out directions a few days before.

Please consider joining us even for part of the day!

Huge Thanks to Reading Lions!

Thank you to Reading Lions for the generous donation of £500! We enjoyed participating in the Lion’s Dens selection process and are very grateful for the support of the Lions. The grant will go to support our group which meets at Katesgrove Children’s Centre on the last Saturday of each month.

Day out to Didcot, Saturday 3 September

DAY OUT TO DIDCOT RAILWAY CENTRE!

We have been kindly offered a fab day out to Didcot Railway Centre on Saturday 3 September, meeting at 11am, courtesy of the local Freemasons.

Please email Sarah on mail@theengineshed.org.uk to reserve your places. Numbers are limited. Full details below:

– Families to make their own way to the Centre. The Centre is on the site of Didcot Railway Station which is 15 mins or so from Reading. If you prefer to drive, there is plenty of pay and display parking.

– On arrival, the group will given an optional tour of about 40 mins or so – no pressure to participate if you want to crack on! Bring your own lunch or buy something in the Centre’s café. The Centre is open until 5pm and you can stay as long as you like.

http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/

Day Out at High Wycombe Model Railway Society, SAT 16 JULY

FREE DAY OUT AT HIGH WYCOMBE MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY, SATURDAY 16 JULY

For the last two years we have had a great day out at High Wycombe Model Engineering Society with delicious and free BBQ, cakes and refreshments provided by the local Freemasons – and unlimited rides on their fantastic trains!

We have been invited back for another grand day out on Saturday 16 July, 11 am to 2pm. Please email Sarah at reading@theengineshed.org.uk to reserve your places! I will send out directions a few days before.

Please consider joining us even for part of the day!

Support Claire with her Three Peaks Challenge for The Engine Shed!

The lovely Claire Jones is doing the Three Peaks for The Engine Shed on 11 June! As we are a community group (not a registered charity) Berks Autistic Society /Autism Berkshire have kindly agreed to collect the funds and forward them to us.

Please support Claire and us with this epic challenge. We are very grateful to her for this incredible effort, not least because we couldn’t run for a bus (or indeed a train).

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/claire-jones102?.