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Annual Convention

Annual Convention

This year’s convention will be held at Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington, on Saturday 22nd October, including a visit to Darlington Locomotive Works. There will also be a dinner on the evening. All supporters are very welcome to attend.

Darlington Locomotive Works is open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00hrs until 15:00hrs. This is a wonderful opportunity to view the latest progress on No. 2007 Prince of Wales, view the roll of honour listing our donors, and meet with our team of volunteers.

On the Road

We often attend events to meet new audiences. This year you’ll find our stand at:

Talks and Presentations

The Trust regularly gives fascinating presentations to interested groups on our work; how we built and now, how we operate Tornado and how we are building Prince of Wales as part of our ongoing Educational remit, and many of these talks are free and open to the public.

We can promise you a most interesting and entertaining occasion!

Public Presentations:

  •  RESCHEDULED DATE 3rd September– P2 Roadshow, The London Transport Museum, Covent Garden – 11:00hrs – 13:00hrs

Other Presentations:

  • 13th September 2022 – Tewkesbury Railway Club, Huw Parker, P2
  • 2nd November 2022 – Stockport U3A, Graham Nicholas, P2
  • 5th April 2023 – Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers, Huw Parker, P2

Recent feedback includes

“A truly exceptional event – highly informative and entertaining from a brilliant speaker.”

“This must be one of the most interesting talks that I have attended. This was enhanced by the fact that the speaker was so directly involved and hands on. The tornado project has so captured the public’s interest. It was a privilege to have attended this event. Thanks to all involved.”

To arrange your own lecture or wish to attend one full details can be found here

We can usually offer speakers nationwide, and we have lectured all over the UK, on Cruise liners; on one occasion a talk was given to the Shanghai Steam Club in China! We have also given a talk to the Indian National Steam Congress in Delhi.

We welcome all enquires, from small local groups to large corporate events. If you would like to book or attend a presentation, please contact Chris Ardy at presentations@a1steam.com detailing your group’s background, date required, location, and attendance numbers expected.

Our superb PowerPoint slide and digital video media Presentation can be easily adjusted to suit your group’s meeting from 45 to 120 minutes (Q & A sessions always welcome) We do ask that a digital media projector and screen are provided, with audio sound. Our speaker can normally can bring their own lap-top to plug-in, together with a selection of  our Tornado Official merchandise to sell if required.

Whilst the Trust does not charge a fee for these Lectures, we do ask that you please kindly consider making a most appreciated donation, all of which goes towards Tornado’s upkeep and now the building of Prince of Wales.

May we suggest for larger or Corporate events a minimum donation of £500 or £100 for smaller clubs/societies. (Just £40 for very small groups with less than 40 members) Travel expenses, plus a hotel, should your location deem it necessary, are respectfully required for all our speakers. You may download a Donation form

A complete Lecture resume, synopsis and suggested titles will be sent upon your confirmed booking request. Delegate leaflets will be provided.