(Below) The 50th Anniversary of the closure of Guildford Motive Power Depot and the end of steam on the Southern Region.
By January 2003 Speed Dater was running several speed dating events in London every week.
In early 2005 Speed Dater ran its first Lock and Key party in London.
In his speech to around 40 people who gathered at the pedestrian entrance to the car park, Geoff Burch said – ‘It doesn’t seem that long ago when Pat Kinsella and I departed from here aboard our respective locomotives BR Standard Class 5 to go light-engines to Salisbury, not forgetting the other drivers and firemen who left here that day.
They were; the late Dave Elston, Bill Brain, Dave Bunce and Charlie Hampshire, all of whom have transferred to that great engine-shed in the sky.
We also run speeddating in London members bars for elite dating.