Welcome to our website.

The Pewsey Vale Railway Society is a diverse group (in terms of age and gender) of exceedingly well mannered and friendly railway enthusiasts who share a lively sense of humour and fun and reside mainly in and around the delightful Vale of Pewsey in the beautiful county of Wiltshire, in the South West of England.

Within our common continuing interest in all things related to railways, our members have experiences and knowledge stretching back many years.  Some also have a long standing professional association with the railway network.  The Society meets on a monthly basis for talks, and also organises at least one railway-oriented trip during  the year.

The Vale of Pewsey.

The Vale of Pewsey is an area of low lying ground in Wiltshire located between the chalk downs of Salisbury Plain to the south, and Marlborough Downs to the north. The area is essentially rural, with sheep farming on the high ground and arable farming down in the Vale.

There are no major roads running through it but both the Kennet and Avon Canal and part (the Berks & Hants Extension) of the Great Western Railway main line from London to the South West make use of this route. At the western end is the town of Devizes, with Pewsey and Burbage being the next largest settlements, further to the east.

 Photo M Wilcocks

 Tornado at Woodborough Feb 2010


Tornado at Woodborough

 Photo DW Snape

Click here to view our programme for 2016 and the archive of previous years.

 Our next meeting:

Are you a non-member but would like to see what we do?  You are most welcome to come as a visitor and try us out for the entry fee of £3.00.  Please see What we do on the next page for an outline of our membership arrangements.




  November 8th

Stuart Isbister.

South Eastern Byways.

Stuart returns to Kent and Sussex to look at the minor routes, mainly in the 1950s.