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AGM weekend

our AGM was held in Llangollen on Sunday 14th October with a good turnout of Members attending at the Hand Hotel.

during the day we welcomed Michael and Patricia Hayden who have donated their model of No. 6800 Arlington Grange to the Society. The locomotive is now on display outside the Henry Robertson Suite shown here.

michael and Patricia became our latest members too.


members who attended last weekend’s AGM at the Hand Hotel, were treated to a tour of Llangollen’s workshops to inspect 6880. The locomotive was looking its best before we start to strip it down for fitting of valves and pistons together with all the associated pipework over the next few months. The boiler will be lifted out too in preparation for the fitting of our refurbished boiler next Spring.

Member Geoff Morris takes the regulator

Getting ready for AGM weekend

This past weekend we were preparing for the 6880 Betton Grange Society AGM on Sunday 23rd July, giving her a really good clean after her trip to Tyseley Locomotive Works. Many thanks to Chris, Lynn, Quentin, Paul N, Maverick, Bill, and Martin for doing their bit and making her look great! Looking forward to seeing our members and showing the progress so far at the weekend

Engineering progress displayed on AGM day

On AGM day the locomotive showed off its latest additions as the build continues at a good pace. At the front end Richard Cadge, Chris Moore and Paul Johnson inspect the new lamp iron brackets and the new front foot plating.



The motion bracket was trial fitted for the day as progress towards setting the final position of the cylinders continues.


Bill Hall holds the newly manufactured reverser handle


the new Steam Fountain casting sourced by Paul Johnson goes into stores awaiting use once the boiler is refurbished


Members gather at AGM

More than 40 members attended the AGM held at the Hand Hotel Llangollen on Saturday 28th January.

Members endorsed the progress made with plans for SSS3 and the general work done in the construction of No. 6880.

Afterwards a photograph was taken by David Wilcocks showing members in front of the locomotive for a local prestige glossy magazine publicising our project to a wider audience.


7th Annual General Meeting

Tying up with the first working weekend of 2011 is the 7th Annual General Meeting of the 6880 Betton Grange (Society) Limited, this will be held at 11 am on Sunday 9th January in the Henry Robertson Suite at Llangollen station (directions).

We look forwards to seeing our members on this date.

Further details of working weekends for 2011 can be found here. Additional events will be added as the year progresses.

AGM and Members Day

The 6th Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 10th October at 11 am in the Henry Robertson Suite at Llangollen station.

We would like to encourage as many members as possible to attend this year. We will be explaining our plans for the next year which should see significant progress being made with the construction of 6880 Betton Grange. There will be opportunities both before, and after the meeting, for all members to visit the locomotive works to view the work in progress.

We have arranged for the Great Western Engineers Saloon to be attached to the Llangollen Railway service trains on the day exclusively for our use. Members are invited to join us on either the 13:00 or 15:00 departure from Llangollen.

Our sales stand will be open with our full range of merchandise.