Regional Meetings

Monthly meetings are held in various regional centres where members are able to get to know each other and enjoy a wide variety of speakers, see film and slide shows or take part in outdoor visits to places of historic transport interest.


'Areas' of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society
are established in the following regions:



















East Anglia:

Our social meetings will be held on the Second Thursday in each month at Christ Church Hall, School Street, Suffolk at 8:00pm. For more information please contact Area Secretary, Mike Hickford. 3,Ashen Road, Clare, Suffolk.CO10 8QL. Phone 01787

12th February Model race track night TBC
12th March Quiz or 10 minute talks



East Midlands:

Meetings are held at the Foresterís Arms, Main Street, Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire on the second Tuesday of every month, starting at 7:30pm in the bar and in a private room at 7:45 to 8:00pm.

2015 Dates

10th February Caught on Camera in 2014
10th March A Transport Miscellany Richard & David Grainger


London & South East:

Your Area social meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Village Hall, London Road (A224) in Dunton Green, Kent. The doors open at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start. A warm welcome awaits you, and guests are always welcome. These meetings are only as good as your attendance. For further information, please contact Secretary Diane Taylor telephone number 01342 892511   email  (before 8pm please)

 MEETINGS Dates for 2015

 Tuesday 6th Jan Five Minutes of Fame Bring along your five favourite photos

 Tuesday 3rd Feb A Rummage in Andyís Toy Box

 Tuesday 3rd March Terry Blackman Returns with more Interesting slides

 Tuesday 7th April Alan Greenwood Dust to Dust, Bricks to Muckaway Removal of your Chattels

Tuesday 5th May Andy Ballistat Twigs Trees through Chassis (A wander around Breakers Yards)

Tuesday 2nd June David Hatt A Trip Down Memory Lane

 July Bring your Vehicle Venue to be announced

Tuesday 4th Aug Grope an Old Bag!  & Quiz Night Fun for All

Tuesday 1st Sept Dave Lane back by popular demand Photo Collection

 Tuesday 6th Oct Paul Woods History of Post Office 1900 - 1969

 Tuesday 3rd Nov Alan & Lyn Cullen Transport Museum

Tuesday 1st Dec A.G.M plus Buffet AGM plus Buffet


North East:

Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the The Companions Club,  Ainsley Street (opposite Arriva bus garage and under the railway viaduct), Durham City DH1 4BJ at 7:30pm, free buffet.  Visitors are most welcome.  

2015 Awaiting Dates 


North Midlands:

Our meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month (September to May) at the Victory Club. 300 Hanley Road Smallthorne, Stoke on Trent.ST6 1RE. Meeting from 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. Non-members welcome. We are always on the lookout for speakers, places to visit etc. If you can help in any way, please get in touch on the above number. For more information contact : Carl Johnson Phone 01538 756+956

2015 Awaiting Dates
                                                            South Midlands:

Meetings are held at Church House, Caversham, Reading (near Waitrose) unless otherwise stated, 7.45 for 8pm. Visitors and guests all most welcome. No charge but donation appreciated!

Prior contact for runs and gatherings that are open events is strongly advised.

 2015 Dates
13 th February Steve Wimbush will be reminiscing on his 50 years in transport
18th April Vehicle gathering at Cookham Dean Cricket Club


South Wales:

 Contact the HCVS "Two Hoots"305 Limpsfield Rd,Sanderstead,Surry.CR2 9DJ, or phone 0208 6510778 for further information.


South West:

Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of the month at BAWA (British Aerospace Welfare Association), Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, starting at 7:45 for 8:00pm unless otherwise stated. New members are very welcome, why not come along for a chat with fellow enthusiasts. Feel free to bring family or guests. We try to  arrange a varied programme with something for all tastes. You can find the BAWA by leaving the M5 at J16 (Aztec West) and following the A38 towards the city. After passing Rolls-Royce turn right at the next roundabout into Southmead Road and BAWA is on your right in half a mile.

2015 Dates
12th February Bring a video or DVD Social Evening
11th March Quiz Nite

8th April TBA


West Midlands

Meetings held at the Hanbury Turn pub in Bromsgrove. Third Thursday of the month

Area Chairman. Ben Hawkins .1, Highfield Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0RB

Phone 0121 557 0053 :e-mail


19th February The very welcome return of Mr Tony Higgins
19th March Life through the Lens Malcolm Ranieri
19th April Mr John Pearson on Alfred Pearson Coventry hauliers
19th May TBC
19th June Bring your vehicle night at Gordon Chance's more details later




Unless otherwise stated all meeting are held at : West Hunslet Conservative Club, Green Terrace House, Dewsbury Road, Leeds.  Meetings start at 19:45, everyone welcome.  Licensed bar and car parking on site.  Contact Area Secretary for more details and directions. 

  2015 Dates
18th March John Murphy with more films of working

 15th April Peter Seawood two part show 1st 2013 Trans-Pennine & the late Michael Banfield vehicle sale
 20th May  Terry Ellin on the restoration of his Leyland Comet Coach
 17th June Bring your vehicle evening at Mannheim Auctions, Rothwell: Info Chris Sant 01423 5662360
 15th July No Meeting (Summer Break)
 2nd August Trans-Pennine Run :Info Derek Zientek 01132 579770
 19th August No Meeting (Summer Break)
 16th September Kevin Parkin of Parkins of Castleford, early steam lorry preservation
 4th  October Bring your vehicle day at Whitwood Truckstop Castleford:: Info Alan Appleyard 0113 2523920
 21st October Chris Rawnley, fairground transport
18th November A.G.M. and Johns prize quiz
16th December Christmas buffet, Maurice Craven with all things vintage

Southern Counties Historic Vehicle Preservation Trust:

Meetings are held in Committee Room 2 at County Hall, Chichester, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and, unless otherwise stated, are slide shows. Room 2 is available from 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. We finish by 10:30pm. Light snacks are available at the interval. There is ample free parking at the front of County Hall and comfortable seating. Entrance is in the right-hand archway on the left-hand side. (Buildings security is in force, so tap on the door or Committee Room window if you canít get in!). All SCHVPT & HCVS members and friends are welcome to these meetings and to those at Queens Hall, Cuckfield on the first Friday of the month, organised by Brian Johnson.

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