Meetings

Regular meetings are held in London on trolleybus operation and history. Non-members are sure of a friendly welcome. Refreshments available. There is a small charge to defray costs. The venue, usually, is Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, N1 (near Kings Cross underground station). Meetings start at 19.00 hours. Meetings organiser: John Parkin, 59 Beechwood Court, West Street Lane, Carshalton, SM5 2QA. 020 8773 0048. Trolleybus654@aol.com  
19 September  Walsall Trolleybuses - Bob Rowe
17 OctoberAugust  Italy and other European systems - Keith Farrow
21 November  Trolleybus Medley - John Parkin
 
NTA members are also invited to the meetings of the British Trolleybus Society, held at the Reading Oddfellows Hall, Oxford Road, Reading (next to Holy Trinity Church). Meetings start at 19.30 hours  
7 September  Scenes of the 70s - Dereck Lucas
5 October  Sarajevo's trolleybuses and trams
 
NTA members are also invited to the meetings of the Bradford Trolleybus Association, held at the Midland Hotel, Forster Square, Bradford every second Friday of the month. Meetings start at 19.30 hours  
14 September  Bradford Steam with Models - Derek Coates
12 October  Continental Trams - John Holroyd
9 November  Films of Interest - Paul Wooding
 
  



Our speaker in October 2014 was the BBC newsreader Nicholas Owen, who has had a long time interest in railways and trolleybuses. Nicholas told us of how he wanted to do a story for the Daily Telegraph on the remaining trolleybuses, and that he had travelled on these vehicles in his childhood. He chatted to trolleybus crews and passengers in Bradford to help with his book. Following this story he was invited by the publishers David and Charles to write "The History of the British Trolleybus" which he did in 1974, thus he spoke to our Association on the fortieth anniversary of its publication. This proved to be an entertaining evening. John Parkin.