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The Purbeck Railway Circle (PRC) is the area group for Swanage Railway Trust members in Dorset and the surrounding area. Activities include meetings with railway-orientated talks, slide and film shows. There is an annual 'Summer Outing' to another preserved railway or museum (e.g. to the Bluebell Railway and West Somerset Railway. In 2017 - Lynton & Barnstaple Railway). Our meetings include an 'update' on the latest happenings on the Swanage Railway and we provide information on the activities of other local railway and model railway groups and societies.

The Circle publicises its activities in the Swanage Railway Magazine but the PRC website will always be more up to date. If anyone would like to be placed on our email listing we offer an email reminder 10 days before each meeting. Please send an email to Gordon Jakes, General Secretary. Monthly advertisements are also placed in the local press e.g. The Swanage Oracle.

Meetings are normally held on the second or third Friday evening of the month in the well appointed village hall at Harman's Cross which is just a step from the Swanage Railway station of the same name. Our meetings are open to members and non-members alike and everyone will be made welcome.

There is no separate membership or subscription of the Circle for Trust members. Admission is free for everyone, including tea/coffee and biscuits, but we

do ask for a donation in aid of the Swanage Railway Trust. A raffle is held at each meeting, usually with attractive railway orientated prizes. Please see the list of forthcoming meetings on the website and come along to one of the meetings to see what the Purbeck Railway Circle has to offer you. We look forward to seeing you there. All our meetings are Wheelchair Accessible.

Finally, we are always interested in your requests or suggestions and if you have a railway orientated presentation or are thinking of putting one together we would like to hear from you.

On each evening the doors open at 19.00hrs and the show commences at 19.30hrs.

Members train

PRC Outing to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in 2017