Clubs and groups that use community facilities can begin to meet again following the easing of lockdown.
We continue to be able to take bookings for future programmes. See details below and let us know what date you would like a speaker from the railway.
We can also offer the option of having a PowerPoint presentation to an online meeting using Zoom.
Speaking Engagement Service
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway offers a speaker service for clubs and societies. We have a panel of speakers and they are happy to bring a laptop and data projector (if required) to one of your meetings to give an illustrated talk about the railway. We can talk about the history of the line, its closure and restoration, recent events, plans for the future, facilities for the public and the work of our volunteers.
Talks can be given during the day or evening. Presentations normally last one to two hours but can be shortened if required to suit the needs of the event and the organisation concerned.
Here are three endorsements received following talks by speakers:
1. 'I just wanted to say thank you for coming along and sharing your passion for the railways and the GWSR. It was very informative and people were surprised by how much goes on there and how it operates. I wish you and your organisation every success in the future and once again thank you for an excellent evening.'
2. 'Once again, thank you for your most interesting, thoroughly informative and very enjoyable presentation on the society at our Winter Lunch at Copt Heath recently. With all good wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Successful New Year in 2019.'
3. 'Thank you so much for your talk at the beginning of March. Everyone said how much they’d enjoyed it so you aimed it just right & we have quite a list of names wanting a trip from Cheltenham to Broadway later in the year.'
We normally ask for a minimum donation to the railway of £50 where appropriate or £1 per head if greater. In addition, for locations some distance from the railway, our speakers may require travelling expenses and, if applicable, overnight accommodation. These would always be agreed in advance between the speaker and the person making the booking.
Please contact us by e-mail or via our Contact Us page (select the 'Speaking Engagements' option) to enquire about making a booking for a speaker. We will supply a 'Speaker Engagement Request Form' on which you will be asked to supply details of the planned event date, organisation, venue, time, likely numbers in the audience and type of talk required. We look forward to seeing you.