NEWS

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE GRES COMMITTEE

We have now been advised to stop all unnecessary social contact. In the light of this advice the Committee has decided to immediately suspend all future GRES and modelling meetings including the meeting scheduled for this coming Thursday. We don’t know how long these measures will last and when we will be able to meet again but we will keep all members closely advised when normal service is resumed,

New articles have been added to the site today (Wednesday 25th March)

TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE ISOLATION DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS TRY THE GRES GREAT RAILWAY QUIZ. PART 1 & PART 2

Part 3 of the quiz has now been added – enjoy!

GRES STANDS AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS

ALL THIS IS SUBJECT TO THE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS BEING LIFTED AND ORGANISERS ABLE TO OPEN THEIR SHOWS

https://www.gravesend-regatta.co.uk/

http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/20303-MedwayModelShowGroupExhibition

PRESS RELEASE

Still looking good at 50!

What has the film ‘The Railway Children’, The Severn Valley Railway, singer Mariah Carey and the Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society (GRES) got in common? They all become 50 years of age in 2020.

Formed in 1970, the Gravesend Railway Enthusiasts Society (GRES) remains a society for people with an interest in railways, in particular, although many also share enthusiasm for other forms of transport such as buses, trams, planes and shipping.

During 2020, there will be several special events including an open day at: Emmanuel Baptist Church Hall, Windmill Street, Gravesend, DA12 1BB on Saturday 6 June (10.00 – 16.00). Although there is a nominal charge of £1 for adults, everyone will be able to obtain free refreshments during the day. Visitors will be able to admire our two railway layouts and a selection of exhibits from our invited guests, learn more about the Society as well as hear some talks of local railway interest.

Membership of the Society costs £20 a year, which gives members:

20 meetings with presentations from guest speakers in central Gravesend; ten issues of our newsletter “GRES Journal”; free entry to our Model Railway Exhibition; visits to places of Railway Interest and an annual coach outing.

Railway modelling is an interest shared by many of our members and GRES currently has two OO gauge layouts – Windmill Hill (for children) and Gravesend West (a replica of the real station – now gone). GRES has regular modelling evenings and holds its own Model Railway Exhibition during the first weekend of November.

New members are always welcome, come along and see what we do…

For more details, please contact:

FOR OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY WE ARE PRODUCING A POLO SHIRT AND SWEATSHIRT. SEE MENU FOR “50TH ANNIVERSARY CLOTHING” FOR FULL DETAILS