15 Aug 19

AGM synopsis

The AGM was attended by 39  members which included 9 directors.  In formal business, the floor opted to pursue the less expensive option proposed for the new WC facilities, outlined by Richard Hendrick.  During the Q&A session the misappropriation of a locomotive by an unnamed former director was discussed and the floor indicated it was happy with the action taken by the committee.

For the first time, voting for committee was conducted by secret ballot and the following were elected: Richard Henderick, Barry Fane, Philip Moore, Peter King, Michael Riches, Mark Rhodes, Andrew Shirley and James Horrex.  James M Donell has agreed to remain as Company Secretary pro tempore and Chris Eve is to be the new Treasurer.


12 Aug 19


Important news re the AGM on Weds 14th.

Procedure will be slightly different this year, as we move toward a more democratic model of governance.

Following a request, Directors (“the Committee”) will be seated facing the floor so they may be easily identifiable and questioned

The AGM will be split into two sessions.  Firstly, the formal business of directors reports etc.  Then the meeting will adjourn to allow a Q&A session to take place.  When this is completed, the AGM will reconvene for the express purpose of voting by secret ballot.

When you arrive, you should register at the registration desk where you will also be issued with your unique ballot paper.  This paper should not be completed until the Q&A session is over.  Please bring a book, or something firm upon which to rest your paper when you fill it in.  If there is space we will set up a table for this purpose.  Pencils will be provided.

Your ballot paper will carry a serial number at the foot of the paper.  This will be detached by the teller when you hand your completed voting paper in.  Thus, your preference will remain totally anonymous.

Voting for committee members (directors) will be by secret ballot.  You will be asked to vote for or against each individual name.

Voting for approval of Company Secretary will be by secret ballot.  You will be able to vote for or against the candidate.  In the event the candidate is not approved, the existing Company Secretary can be asked to serve for a further year.  He has indicated he is willing to do this if asked.


16 July 19

Colman Rd School would like to thank ndsme for putting on trains today to benefit their PTA.  Colman are one of the local authority schools we are pleased to assist financially as part of our 20% obligation.  Thanks too, to the members who turned out to help.  You know who you are!

14 July 19

It is with considerable sadness that the society announces the passing of member Barry Steel.  Barry had been a member since 1959.  Our deepest sympathies to his wife and family.  Further details will be published as they become available.

7 July 19

Our 60th Anniversary Day at EP.  Very successfull with both tracks in operation.  Pics in the Gallery.  A “”steam gala” next year is now a distinct possibility>

4 July 19

Jim McDonell has resigned as company secretary and treasurer effective 23rd August 2019.  The AGM is scheduled for 14th August 2019 so this is an opportunity for members to decide on new appointments for both positions.  As you will be aware proposals for the AGM need to go out with the Notice and Agenda at least 21 days before the meeting.  Accordingly if anyone wishes to stand for either of those positions they should advise any director or the company secretary by Friday 12th July.

There is a useful article on the role of a company secretary here and also a treasurer here

4 July 19


The Service will be at St, Faiths Crematorium at 13:15pm on Thursday 18th July.

The wake will be at Acle War Memorial Recreational Centre. NR15 3RA
NO FLOWERS PLEASE, Donations To The British Heart Foundation.

3 July 19

The plans for the new toilet facility are on display at the clubhouse and members are invited to view these.  A vote will be taken at the AGM as to whether or not to proceed.  Also the posts of Treasurer and Company Secretary become vacant from 23rd August.  Members wishing to be considered for either of these are invited to contact any director (comittee member).

26 June 2019

It is with great sadness that the society announces that Hon. President Mr Neville Gower has passed away whilst in hospital.  At this point the society would like to extend deepest sympathy to Mrs Ann  Gower and the rest of the family.  A full obituary will be published in due course.

Further details will be announced as they become available.