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Welcome to our website

The Pewsey Vale Railway Society is a diverse group (in terms of age and gender) of very 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 South West of England’s beautiful county of Wiltshire.

Within our common interest in all things related to railways, many of our members have experiences and knowledge stretching back many years, a small number from a life-time career on the railway.  We meet every month of 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 lie along 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

PEWSEY VALE RAILWAY SOCIETY



Tornado at Woodborough

 Photo DW Snape

Click here to view our programme for 2017 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.

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  Tuesday    

12th December


Richard Heacock:


“The Ilfracombe and Barnstaple Railway.”


The history of the North Devon line (1874 - 1970), the attempt to preserve in 1974, and the latest proposal  to reopen a section as a modern tramway.