New and Renewing Memberships

The GNRS membership must be renewed by 31st July every year. You can buy membership in one of three ways:

  • Using the form below and sending a cheque or bankers draft to the Membership Secretary.
  • Printing the PDF file, filling in the details and posting it to the Membership Secretary
  • If you don’t have access to a printer, the Membership Secretary will be happy to post a membership form to you.

Please read the notes before completing the form. If paying by cheque, etc., send by post but if using BACS please scan the completed downloaded PDF form and send by e-mail to:

David Sutton, 33 Bedford Road, Sandy, SG19 1EP

A: Notes

  1. The current annual subscription rates are:
    UK members: £20.00
    Overseas members (Rest of World) – Surface Mail: £30.00
    Overseas members (Europe): £30.00
    Overseas members (Rest of World) – Air Mail: £38.00
    Overseas members (PDF only): £20.00

  2. The Society’s Membership Year runs from 1st August of one year to 31st July of the following year. New members joining during the Membership Year pay the full subscription for and receive all issues of GREAT NORTHERN NEWS published during that year. New members joining during June or July of one year will also become members for the whole of the succeeding year.

  3. The Society keeps members’ names and addresses on a computer database, used solely for membership records and the production of address labels. It is not registered under the Data Protection Act. You have the right to ask for your details to be removed from the database but this will result in non-receipt of GREAT NORTHERN NEWS and other Society publications. You also have options regarding the appearance of your details in the published membership list (which is circulated ONLY to Society members), as described in Section B below.

  4. In joining the Society, you agree to abide by the Constitution & Rules, a copy of which you will receive on joining. However, if you wish to read a copy prior to joining please e-mail the Membership Secretary

  5. Acceptance of an application for membership shall be at the discretion of the Committee. The Committee reserves the right to reject an application if it considers that the applicant’s membership will be contrary to the best interests of the Society and is under no obligation to disclose the reason(s) for the rejection.

  6. Payment may be made in one of two ways:
    1. In £ sterling by cheque (made payable to Great Northern Railway Society), postal order or international money order.
    2. on-line by bank transfer (BACS) as follows:
      For access to our on-line system from your own PC the following codes are required:

      UK Members Only
      Branch Sort Code 40-35-09
      Account Number 14004388
      GNRS Reference number: see below

      Overseas Members (Europe and Rest of World)
      Swift Code MIDLGB22
      IBAN Number GB46MIDL40350914004388

      GNRS Reference number: see below
      Your GNRS reference number is 999xxx where 999 is the temporary default number for new members and xxx is the first three letters of your surname in capitals. e.g., for Gresley it would be 999GRE.

Credit/debit card and direct debit facilities will be available soon.

Payment in non-UK currency cannot be accepted.


Cheque, Bankers Draft