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Since the demise of the society in 1991, and fulfilling the wish of the LUPTS President at the last Annual General Meeting on 2 May 1991 that such events continue into the future, reunion weekends have taken place over the Mayday Bank Holiday Weekend ever since.   From just being a Saturday bus tour, the gathering has grown to include events from Friday lunchtime until the Sunday afternoon.   As far as can be remembered (the detail of some facts have been lost in an alcoholic haze over the years) the table below gives details of where we've been and what we've done.

In addition, one-off events have taken place in 1998, 2002, 2008 and 2010 and these are linked to this page as well.   They are highlighted in the table below.

Full reports and photographic records of the events since 2001 appear elsewhere on this site - select the link from the table below.   Other years will be added as time and resources permit.   Paul Hollinghurst has made his photographs taken on bus tour weekends available online - click here.

Year

Friday afternoon

Friday evening

Bus tour
Full details here

Bus Tour organiser

Saturday evening

Sunday
 lunch

Sunday
 afternoon

Report and photographs

Note: some photographs currently unavailable

1992

 

 

The Yorkshire Pudding

Jonathan Cadwallader

Railway, Tithebarn Street

 

 

 

1993

 

 

The Cotswold Cavalier

Jonathan Cadwallader

Railway, Tithebarn Street

Woodside Hotel, Birkenhead

Shore Road Pumping Station, Birkenhead

 

1994

 

 

The Yorkshire Terrier

Charles Roberts

Railway, Tithebarn Street

Woodside Hotel, Birkenhead

Royden Park Miniature Railway

 

1995

 

 

The Lion and Beaver

Jonathan Cadwallader

Railway, Tithebarn Street

Woodside Hotel, Birkenhead

Birkenhead Tramway and Egerton Bridge

 

1996

 

 

A Lancashire and Lakeland Wanderer

Graham Unwin

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Woodside Hotel, Birkenhead

Historic warships, East Float, Wallasey

 

1997

 

 

The Dudley Discoverer

Rob Marsh

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Farmers Arms, Hilldale, Parbold

Steamport

Photographs

1998

 

 

The Peak District Pathfinder

Charles Roberts

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Rufford Arms, Rufford (Transport from Liverpool to Rufford in ex Ribble Leyland PD3 TCK847)

West Lancashire Railway

 

1998

Reunion event for founder members at Crich

 

1999

Liverpool Overhead Railway Tunnel, Dingle

 

The Worth Valley Voyager

Chris Poole

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Old Hall Farm, Ellesmere Port

Mouldsworth Motor Museum

 

2000

Queensway Tunnel

 

Dennis the Engine Hunter

Jonathan Cadwallader

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Tudor Rose, Neston

North Wales Coast/Llandudno Festival of Transport

Report

2001

Liver Building

 

The Greater Mancunian

David Armstrong

Lion Tavern, Tithebarn Street

Cottage Loaf, Thurstaston

Royden Park Miniature Railway

Report and photographs

2002

Liverpool Museum Reserve

 

The Industrial Yorkshireman

Graham Unwin

Vernon Arms, Dale Street

Martin Inn, Burscough

Windmill Farm Railway

Report and photographs

2002

Reunion event in Liverpool and Birkenhead

Report and photographs

2003

Williamson Tunnels

 

cumberland RE-visited

David Richards

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Old Station Hotel, Llandudno Junction

Llandudno Festival of Transport

Report and photographs

2004

Merseyrail IECC, Sandhills

 

Midlander-2: a chip off the old block

Charles Roberts

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Briars Hall, Lathom

West Lancashire Railway

Report and photographs

2005

tsmv Snowdrop at Birkenhead 

O-gauge garden railway in South Wirral

The Knotts and Derby Rambler

Jonathan Cadwallader

Head of Steam, Lime Street

The Chimneys, Hooton Green

Hooton Park

Report and photographs

2006

Wirral Bus and Tram Museum

West Lancs O-gauge Group

For a Few Deltics More

Mark and Wendy Telfer

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Famer's Arms, Burscough

Ribble Steam Railway

Report and photographs

2007

Chester City Transport

Merseyside Model Railway Society, Birkenhead

The Elsecar Enterprise

Chris Poole

Pig and Whistle, Chapel Street

Bottle and Glass, Rainford

St Helens Bus Museum

Report and photographs

2008

Birkenhead North depot

 

The Olympian to the Battlefield

Rob Marsh

Ship and Mitre, Dale Street

Wiggin Tree, Parbold Hill

British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland

Report and photographs

2008

LUPTS50: St Helens, Burscough, Liverpool, Birkenhead

Report and photographs

2009

U-Boat Story

 

t'Ribble at' Mill

Jonathan Cadwallader

Vernon Arms, Dale Street

Cottage Loaf, Thurstaston

Royden Park Miniature Railway

Report and photographs

2010

Yellow Duckmarine and the Yellow Boat Cruise

 

Coal, Steel and Victorian Steam an 8F to the rescue

Charles Roberts

Lion Tavern, Tithebarn Street

The Toad, Colwyn Bay

Llandudno Festival of Transport

Report and photographs

2010

Reunion event at Crich to mark 50th anniversary of LUPTS tour on Glasgow 1055

Report and photographs

2011

Cathedral Tower

West Lancs O-gauge Group

The Fflying Llansman

Tony Kletz

Lion Tavern, Tithebarn Street

Cock and Bottle, Tarleton

West Lancashire Railway

Report and photographs

2012

Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum

 

The Off-Peak Day Return

Jonathan Cadwallader

Vernon Arms, Dale Street; Railway, Tithebarn Street

Fishermen’s Rest, Birkdale

Southport Model Engineering Club

Report and photographs

2013

Liverpool’s Old Dock

 

The Atlantean Strikes Back

Charles Roberts

Railway, Tithebarn Street

The Toad, Colwyn Bay

Llandudno Festival of Transport

Report and photographs

2014

Radio City Tower

 

The Magnificent Severn

Tony Kletz

 

The Hungry Monk, Southport

Jim’s Garden Railways, Southport

Report and photographs

2015

 

Merseyside Model Railway Society, Birkenhead

The Royal Blue Quarryman

Rob Marsh

Railway, Tithebarn Street

Hanover Street Social, Liverpool

mv ‘Snowdrop’, Merseyside Maritime Museum

Report and photographs

2016

 

West Lancs O-gauge Group

The Merry Men

Jonathan Cadwallader

Pen Factory and Clove Hitch, Hope Street

Trattoria 51 Pizzeria, Southport

 

Report and photographs

2017

 

 

The Ape, the Frog and the Fox

Chris Poole

Thomas Rigby’s, Dale Street

Stanley Arms, Anderton

Anderton Boat Lift and River Weaver cruise

Report and photographs

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Last updated: 30 April 2017


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