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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 24 - Summer 1975

The QRS 6th AGM, 15th March, 1975

Our Chairman, Peter Clarke, in his statement on the report explained why we had moved ahead with Phase II of the Restoration Building in 1974 to try and offset inflation but he warned that the completion of the building will depend on the buoyancy of our income. In 1974 we had hoped to complete the purchase of the up yard but this had not yet happened although we are assured by BR there are no difficulties.

In the past year we had about 19000 visitors to Quainton and our Treasurer, Andrew Bratton, reported another good year in all departments; income from open days, sales and refreshments were higher than in 1973 but expenditure was greater because far more was achieved than we originally planned on the Restoration Building and the Cinema Coach and a second water tower was also purchased.

Peter Hoskings and Andrew Bratton were re-elected to the Executive Committee and a warm welcome was extended to a newly elected member, Frank Boait. Grateful thanks were given to John Hutchings who has retired from the Executive after many years of valuable service to the Society. He has agreed to assist in Loco Crew Training and to contribute his advice and experience during the coming year when discussions will be held with the Railway Inspectorate.

Other business dealt with included the accommodation for catering, the provision of drainage at the water column, the need for extra help for Guy and Alex Heap on the erection of the Wembley Shed and the vital importance of a larger work force to back the sterling efforts of Rik Hunter on the PW activity.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1975 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.

The QRS 6th AGM, 15th March, 1975 - Quainton News No. 24 - Summer 1975

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