The management of the Society is in the hands of the Executive Committee. All posts are honorary. The email address below have been spam trapped.

Chairman David Hunt chairman (at)
Vice-Chairman Adrian Tester
Secretary Dave Harris secretary (at)
Treasurer Alan Cox treasurer (at)
Membership Secretary Alan Cox membership (at)
Publications Co-ordinator Nick Wheat publishing (at)
Publicity Officer Andrew Surrey publicity (at)
Collection Committee Chairman David Geldard
General Trustees
  • Ian Abram
  • Mervyn Bryce
  • Robin Cullup
  • Henry Noon

Other Posts

Journal Editor John Earl journal (at)
Newsletter Editor Howard McLean newsletter (at)
Back Journals & Newsletters Nick Wheat (see above)
Exhibitions Co-ordinator Frances Peacock
Modelling Co-ordinator Tony Gomersall (4mm matters) a.f.gomersall (at)
Modelling Co-ordinator Tony Etches (7mm matters) sasher71 (at)
Internet Co-ordinator Ashley Sanders webmaster (at)
Commercial Publication Sales Vacant
Exchange Journal Co-ordinator Jim Pope
Outreach Officer Steve Huson

Honorary Life Patrons

Roy F. Burrows & Anne Burrows


The Society at its Annual General Meeting may elect a President, who remains in office for a term not exceeding the period from one Annual General Meeting to the following Annual General Meeting.

Our president for 2019/20 is Mr. Ian Abram.

Past Presidents

Our presidents for previous years are as follows:

2018-19Ian Howard
2017-18Robin Cullup
2016-17Adrian Tester
2015-16John Downing
2014-15Peter Butler
2013-14Adrian Prescott
2012-13Ian Howard
2011-12David Hunt
2010-11Laurence Knighton
2009-10Garth Ponsonby
2008-9Chris Rouse
2007-8Peter Witts
2006-7Howard Sprenger
2005-6Stephen Summerson
2004-5Geoff Goslin
2003-4Bob Essery
2002-3Mark Higginson
2001-2Jack Braithwaite
2000-1Roger Brettle
1999-2000John Edginton
1998-9David Tee
1997-8John Gough

Our president for 1999/2000 was Mr. John Edgington. John’s Presidential Address “The Birmingham West Suburban Railway” has been published by the Society.

Dr John Gough was our president for 1997/1998. John’s presidential address on Records and the Midland Railway has been published by the Society for the benefit of members.