Welcome to our website
The Pewsey Vale Railway Society is a diverse group 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
PEWSEY VALE RAILWAY SOCIETY
Tornado at Woodborough
Photo DW Snape
Click here to view our complete programme for 2019 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.
12th February 2019
Judy & Chris Rouse
Part 1: The Railway Navvy’s Working Life
A description of the working and living conditions experienced by the Navvies who built the railways of Britain.
Part 2: An illustrated history of the Midland Railway and the development of the "Wyvern Index”
Based on Chris’s Midland railway researches, you may be able to use this to help trace your ancestors in the railway world.