About Y&DRS

Three pictures of diesel locomotives

Beginnings

In early 1972, a small group of people with a common interest in railways got together with the aim of forming a local society. Later that year, a public meeting was held in a building on the site now occupied by the present Yeovil Library. From that gathering, which was attended by over one hundred people, the Yeovil and District Railway Society was formed.

The aim of the society is to encourage and support interests of all kinds in railways of past, present and future.

Present day

The society has met in various locations within Yeovil and is presently situated at the Quicksilver Mail pub, Hendford Hill.

It holds informal monthly meetings that consist of guest speakers providing illustrated talks on all forms of railway subjects. Additionally, an annual meeting is devoted to give the members an opportunity to show photographic material of their own, covering any subject relating to railways. Occasionally visits are made to sites of interest and preserved railways, etc.

If you are interested in joining us, please click on 'Contact' to the left, or visit one of our meetings, held on the first Tuesday of each month. Click on 'Programme' to see what's coming up.