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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 16 - June 1973

A Thriving Concern

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R Panting - 28th May 1972

No, I don't mean the QRS has a bulging bank account! Far from it. What I do mean is that the majority of our members have a vigorous and active regard for our Society and for all that it is achieving. This form of thriving concern was expressed by many members who came to our Annual General Meeting on 24th March, firstly by the very good attendance on a very dull and wet day, secondly, by plenty of lively questions from fourteen different members, and thirdly and perhaps the most encouraging, by expressions of critical, yet friendly, approval to all the plans being developed for the effective growth of our centre.

The visitors who are reading this magazine to learn about our Society, also those members who were unable to be at Aylesbury on 24th March will surely be interested to know the diversity of topics discussed. Here is a selection: the expenditure of funds on restoration of rolling stock, construction of covered accommodation, purchase of the station footbridge, admission charges, catering arrangements, 'Steaming Sundays', project weekends, water supplies - domestic and locomotive, safety and security, toilet facilities, and plans for the Beattie Centenary in 1974.

Jim Stevens said in a few words the sentiments felt by the majority of members and visitors, and I quote, "May I claim the privilege of expressing our thanks to yourself, (our Chairman), and all other officers for all you have done in the past year and what you will be doing in the coming year.

It must be the best reward we can give to those who are establishing Quainton as a centre if we play an active part in the 'business'.

There are opportunities for every member and every visitor over 16 years old who would like to join us to have his particular enthusiasm channelled into assets a Society could have; a friendly atmosphere, and when this spirit is combined with practical effort there's no stopping us! Yes, indeed we are a thriving concern!

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1973 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

A Thriving Concern - Quainton News No. 16 - June 1973

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