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Postponed: Classic Talk: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

  • Sorry this event has been cancelled

Please Note: This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. We will announce a new date once the current situation becomes clearer.

You may not have realised but there is a strong link between Brooklands and the RHDR.

Two Brooklands racers Capt JP Howey and Count Zborowski  were also keen miniature railway enthusiasts and wanted to design the best miniature railway in the World. Count Zborowski had already constructed a 15inch miniature railway in the grounds of his home at Higham Park in Kent. Following the Count's death at the Italian Grand Prix in 1924 Capt Howey continued the RHDR project.

Tonight we will look at both of these figures from their racing days at Brooklands to the opening of the railway in 1927, its military service in the 1940s and the railway today.

Getting Here/ Arrival

For evening talks please use the Campbell Gate Entrance off Brooklands Road. The postcode for SatNavs for this entrance is KT13 0QN. This entrance is shared with JTI and signed ‘JTI Members Hill’. DO NOT FOLLOW THE BROWN SIGNS.

Please park outside of the Paddock.

You will be booked into the event in the Clubhouse reception

Doors open 6pm for hot food and Members' Bar

The event is held in the Napier Room of the Clubhouse and begins at 7.30pm

Ticket Information

 

Members £3

Volunteers £5

Others £8

 

To reserve your place please email talks@brooklandsmembers.co.uk or phone 07880 670359

Capt Howey studying his papers as the line of the railway is studied

Count Zborowski in one of the Chitty Bangs Bangs at Brooklands