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Programme  for 2018

DIAS Programme


January -  April

Tuesday 23rd January
Members’ Meeting

Tuesday  27th February
Two much travelled engines - John Willows

Tuesday  27th March
Smallhanger: a unique china clay works on Dartmoor - Peter Stanier

Tuesday  24th April
The Fire Service - Alan House
(to be confirmed)

All meetings start at 7-30pm in the Dorset Room of The Colliton Club, Dorchester.

Opposite County Hall - Parking nearby
Why not have a Pre-Lecture meal at The Colliton Club? Open from 6-30pm

For information about The Colliton Club, including menus, directions etc. please visit

DIAS Programme


May - August

Wednesday 9th May
Willows and Wetland Centre
Stoke Saint Gregory (near Taunton) TA3 6HY.
Meet at the centre car park at 1.45pm.
Cost will be £4 each                 More info.

Sunday June 3rd
Twyford Water Works

Hazely Road Twyford (near Winchester) SO21 1QA
Meet at the works car park at 10 30am.
Cost £5 for cocessions, otherwise £6                                               More info

Wednesday July 4th
Gillingham Town Walk

Meet at the Museum at 2pm                                         More info

Wednesday 22nd August
Portland Port

Meet at 1 30pm at the entrance to the port.
Cost will be £3/£4 depending on numbers.                                               More info

14th April at The Village Hall
West Cocker, near Yeovil

For more details go to

For more information please contact or tel. 01929 462868

More details of all visits