Welcome to the Great Western Staff Association
We are an Association of social Clubs originally formed by British Rail for their staff, however since 1990 we are an independent organisation affiliated to the National Association of Recreational Clubs who the latter changed it’s name to reflect the ‘open’ membership to everyone, subject to the usual vetting procedures.
Whilst as an Association of many years history with the Railway we have advanced over the last few years to embrace all members from the area in which each Club is situated. We pride ourselves on offering social and recreational facilities and in some Clubs some excellent Conference venues. All Clubs within the region welcome families and this is one of the founder aims of the organisation. The Western region encompasses a large area and has Clubs (see page for listings of all Clubs) from Cornwall through to London, and across to South Wales, and you will find many located at or near seaside resorts, many welcome ‘temporary’ membership from people holidaying in the area.