We meet at the Red Bull Hotel, Church Lawton, near Kidsgrove. It has a large car park and, as you can see from the photo below, it is alongside lock 43 of our canal. The full address is Congleton Road South, Church Lawton, ST7 3AJ Telephone: (01782) 782600 . See their own website for more details.

See our Diary of Events for meetings and events in the near future. For past events see our archive pages Reports of Talks, Reports of Socials and Reports of AGMs.

2024-25 Season

Talks are usually 7:45 for 8 pm start. but please check our Diary of Events for the start time for all events before attending.

October 18th

A Virtual Journey from Barnton to Harecastle


More details awaited, but I am guessing that the photos will largely be from the 1960s like his last talk.


Ian Wilson

November 15th

Southern Region
British Rail


Details awaited.


Jon Honeysett

December 6th

Our Christmas meal at Red Bull

January 17th 2025

Burslem Port


Past, Present and Future


Dave Broome

February 21st 2025






March 21st 2025



Member’s short Presentations.



April 18th 2024

HS2 and Brindley


Comparing the now abandoned HS2 northern section passage through mid-Staffordshire with Brindley’s escapades there in the late 1700s.


Michael Priest