The following events have been scheduled, but can be subject to change, so do check again before setting out.  The asterix (*) denotes FBL involvement or event; non members are welcome to these unless stated otherwise.



Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th November

The Grimsby branch of the Campaign for Real Ale's annual beer festival at the Matrix Bar, Bethlehem Street, Grimsby from 12:00 - 23:00. There will be 24 beers and ciders available. The venue is very close to Grimsby Town railway station,


Thursday 14th November *

Rob Foxon's acclaimed Railways Remembered film show featuring archive footage on cinematic film at the Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes.  The theme for this year is Archive Film Favourites (a selection from around the regions) plus some historic scenes of Cleethorpes.  FBL will be manning its stall as usual with the opportunity to view maps from the pre-nationalised era and to purchase books and papers.  Doors open at 7.00 pm for 7.30pm, tickets £7.00 at the door or £6.50 from Classic Models at 138 Grimsby Road.  Further information from 0116 289 0531.


Wednesday 20th November *

FBL committee meeting at the Sloop inn in Barton from 8pm.  Optional meal from 6pm.


Friday 29th November to Monday 2nd December *

FBL group outing to the Christmas markets in Cologne.  Further details from


Saturday 30th November

Barton Christmas Festival from 12 noon.

Spirit of the Lakes excursion from Cleethorpes to Bath and back.  Details from