01 Nov 20

From 5th November, only essential care and maintenance work may be undertaken at EP.  This is defined as work on behalf of NDSME  Ltd.  All private projects must, until further notice, be undertaken at home only and not at Eaton Park in ordere to comply with the law.  All public operations have also ceased until further notice

22 Oct 20

Member James McDonell becomes the second driver to pass the new public operations drivers assessment.  Charlie Riches was the first last October.  As new members join they will undergo the same assessment.  Existing “”grandfather rights” drivers will also eventually undergo an assessment.

4 Oct 20

If you haven’t already expressed you opinion on the A3 please do so asap as the consultation will close soon…

Thx to all those that have

Mike Riches has stepped down as a director of ndsme.  He remains as a valued member of the public ops team.

29 Sep 20

Reg Day, formerly a long time member of ndsme, passed away on the 22nd September.

Reg’s funeral will be at 1.45 pm on Friday 23rd October, at Gorleston Crematorium.

The family has requested that no flowers be sent, but they would be pleased to forward any donations to the Care Home, who so carefully and lovingly looked after Reg over the last eight months. I will advise you of its name shortly for cheque contributions.

Because of the current Covid regulations, 30 is the maximum number allowed to attend, a large family contingent is expected and so space will be very limited. It is intended that I will attend to represent ndsme.

19 Sep 20


The AGM was originally proposed for August 2020 but coronavirus has delayed that. The committee is currently debating a suitable revised date and venue and will keep you informed of progress. The meeting date is almost certain to be in early November, most probably on a Saturday.

In order to expedite the meeting date the committee are requesting that any nominations for the committee and officers be sent to any committee member asap.

Nominees (if any) will have the opportunity (if they wish) to meet with existing committee members in order to explain what they can offer to the Society and what would be expected of them if elected. This will provide helpful guidance to the Members when voting at the AGM.

NB If you are currently a Junior Member, a Prospective Member or an Associate of a member, please disregard this posting.

09 Sep 20

Following a recent re-organisation Mr A  Shirley is no longer the Membership Secretary.  In the meantime, please refer all membership queries to

27 Aug 20

Pics from the BBC filming today

Below – Charlie Riches, James Horrex, Richard Wells and an unidentified monster!

Centre and bottom – Pete King with the two-person BBC team

Lastly, Richard Crook and a sea of green.

11 Aug 20


  1. The new boiler for the Dyak loco has arrived at EP and is currently undergoing a post delivery inspection.
  2. Mr A Shirley has now left the Board (committee)
  3. The society is actively considering how, where and when the AGM may take place.  This is a frustrating task as we have no way of knowing what CV19 precautions we will have to implement at the time.

05 Aug 20

05 Aug 20

Midlands Model Engineering exhibition has been cancelled.

05 Aug 20

EGM News – Reminder

Please note that this EGM will be conducted outdoors and seating will be very limited.  A supply of face coverings is available for members attending, f.o.c.  It is understood that many members will not want to attend because of the current pandemic.  You still have time (just!) to send in a proxy form and have your voice heard.  All the directors, with the exception of M.Riches and P.Moore are available to act as proxies if need be.  The proxy form, which was attached to the papers sent out, must be received at the Acle Registered Office by Friday 7th Aug to be valid.

21 Jul 20

Extraordinary General Meeting

An EGM has been arranged for 12 noon on Tuesday 11th August at the Clubhouse.  There will be just one Ordinary Resolution to be considered.  Papers should have arrived by now for the 78 Full Members entitled to attend and vote.  If you have not received yours contact the Company Secretary at

To ensure maximum possible CV19 safety, this meeting will be held outside under cover.  If you are attending please follow any instructions from stewards.  If you are not attending there is a proxy form attached to the papers.  Please not the following are not entitled to attend this EGM: Prospective Members; Associates of a Member; non members.