For enthusiasts,researchers and modellers of the Great Eastern Railway

Advance Notice of the 45th Annual General Meeting of the GERS

THE 45th AGM of the GERS will be held at 13.30 on Saturday 17th March 2018 at the Brentwood Theatre, Shenfield Road, Brent-wood, Essex and we hope as many members as possible will attend the full programme from 10.00.

Nominations for the posts of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer plus the four other members of the Executive Committee must be made in writing and received by the Secretary before 3rd March 2018.

The planned programme for the day is as follows (SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION):

10.00 Meeting opens. Time to buy GERS sales items, second hand books/ magazines/ videos and ephemera.

10.55 Our Chairman opens the meeting.

11.00 Presentation by Peter Barham entitled “Railway guide books and tourism in East Anglia”l.

12.00 Lunch Interval. Sales stands open, raffle tickets.

13.15 Society Announcements followed by the presentation of the Harry Jones Award followed by the 45th AGM.


1. Apologies for absence.

2. Minutes of the 44th AGM held on 18th March 2017.

3. Matters arising.

4. Secretary’s Report

5. Treasurer’s Report.

6. Chairman’s Statement.

7. Election of Officers.

8. Election of Executive Committee.

9. Appointment of Independent Examiner.

10 Any Other Business at the discretion of the Chairman.

14.00 Our President’s pertinent ponderings and enlightened thinking.

14.05 Presentation by Nigel Bowdidge “Up and Down the Bank – Brentwood to Shenfield in LNER days”

14.45 Refreshment break followed by the Raffle Draw.

15.15 Presentation by TBA

16.15 Final circulation.

16.45 Meeting closes.


Tea, coffee, & biscuits will be available during the day, second hand books/ videos/ DVDs/ magazines and GER paperwork will be on sale and Barry Jackson will be selling and taking orders for items from the GERS Sales List.

Brentwood Theatre is located behind “The Hermitage” on Shenfield Road, about 90 yards from Wilson’s Corner roundabout. Their car park is not generally available for theatre users but Society members with sales/ display material or elderly/ infirm members can gain access on arrival at the barrier. Vehicle access is through a gateway alongside The Hermitage.

There are various car parks; plus on-street parking in Sawyers Hall Lane. The Council Office car park in Ingrave Road is NO LONGER a free Saturday shopper’s car park. The North Road car park is about eight minutes walk from the theatre but is a pay car park. Do not park in Sainsbury’s Car Park

Public transport: The nearest railway station is Brentwood, with a healthy walk uphill to the venue. There are many bus routes to the High Street, Wilson Corner end. (As at January 2018).

From Brentwood Station. 9, 21, 37, 73, 81, 351

From Shenfield Station. Ensign Bus 81 (0906)

From Basildon Bus Station. First in Essex 9 (0825 or 0855)

From Billericay Station. First in Essex 9 (0906 or 0936)

From Romford Station. Blue Triangle 498 (0836 0856 or 0915)

From Epping Station. Trustybus 420 (0855) change at Ongar then Ensign Bus 21 (0950).)

From Chelmsford Station. First in Essex 351 (0832 or 0902)

According to Network Rail’s Website there is major engineering work between Liverpool Street and Ingatestone/ Southend Victoria/ Southminster with buses replacing trains from Newbury Park. Also affected is TFL’s Metro service to Shenfield.

IMPORTANT . Before travelling by train check Network Rail and TfL’s websites for Engineering Work affecting your journey that may/ will involve bus replacement services.

Any GERS member who requires a display/ sales table, or if you have questions regarding getting to the venue please contact the Meetings Organiser: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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