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We regret to inform you that Brother Martin Warrick passed away on Sunday 25th of February 2018.

Martin was for many years the branch secretary and local rep for Farnham Branch
and also a District Council delegate.

The funeral will take place at 13:00 on Monday the 12th of March 2018


Reading Cemetery & Crematorium
All Hallows Rd
Berkshire RG4 5LP

Reading is the nearest station which is 2 miles away.
Click for map

The wake will be held at
The Traveller's Rest
180 Henley Road
Caversham Reading
Berkshire, RG4 5DL

Article first added on : Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:37:56 +0000....... Final update on : Sat, 03 Mar 2018 23:09:28 +0000

Eddie Hill is retiring and having a secret leaving doo at the Stage Door this Friday the 7th of September 2018. It starts either 14:00 or 16:00 depending on who you believe. Whatever you do, don't tell anyone! ;-)

Article first added on : Wed, 05 Sep 2018 11:08:00 +0000....... Final update on : Thu, 06 Sep 2018 23:00:47 +0000

At the September branch meeting 3 members stood and received the nomination for the two upcoming LDC positions that commence on the 1st of January 2019 (both are for a 3 year term). Three nominees standing for two positions means an election by private ballot (sealed box) has been called for the 1st of October (on the date of our next branch meeting).

Each nominee has provided us with a photo, but following guidance from the Chair regarding rule 17(b), we will have to wait for ASLEF to authorise nominees' election correspondence before we post. In addition, whether we can post a verbatim digital copy without showing the stamp of authorisation is not clear. To avoid a potential rule breach, we will only be posting election correspondence as a scan that shows the stamp of authorisation.

To view the election page, click here.
Article first added on : Sun, 09 Sep 2018 21:03:25 +0000....... Final update on : Sun, 09 Sep 2018 21:03:25 +0000

Woking drivers' Andy Hawkins (left) and Alan Nichols (right) have recently retired and are having a retirement bash to say their farewells.

If you want to send them off in true railway fashion, join them at
Woking Railway Athletic Club
Goldsworth Road
GU21 6JT

on Friday 5th October 2018 from 19.00.

Article first added on : Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:37:07 +0000....... Final update on : Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:40:39 +0000

Many of you will have noticed that 'The Platform' is not functioning correctly. This is because SWR allowed the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) security certificate to elapse on the 21st of September. As a result, attempting to connect securely using 'https' will throw up a warning.

You can log here (without secure encryption)

For those worried about the site being insecure, 'The Platform' only adopted SSL encryption a year ago. It goes without saying you should not use the same password for other sites, if you use your 'Platform' password elsewhere, change it or don't log in.
Article first added on : Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:35:07 +0000....... Final update on : Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:36:54 +0000