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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 38 - Spring / Summer 1979

Editorial


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A A Jackson - Quainton Road - 26th July, 1969


Anniversaries are happy occasions when hey commemorate events that have had such happy results. We are very pleased this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our arrival at Quainton - from temporary premises at Luton and at Bishops Stortford. What a desolate and derelict station and yard we took over and what a contrast we can see today. All this has been achieved by the hard work and cash of our members and by the support of our visitors.

One purpose of reminding you of these ten eventful years is simply to ask you to be sure to renew your membership. We do need to keep our membership as large as possible, so if you are not already a supporter I do ask you to join us. We will value having you as a member of the Society and we hope you will be able to give some practical help as well.

A warm welcome to our new Chairman, David Potter. I am sure David will have the support he deserves and I know he will be the first to acknowledge the great debt of gratitude we owe to Peter Clarke on his retirement. Well done Peter - and may you now have time to spend on restoring your precious Ivatt Trust locomotives safely in the new shed.

In this issue is a special appeal for funds and fund - raising ideas to further our progress at Quainton. The development of the site depends on a steady flow of money, especially for materials and for specialist engineering work. One other objective is to purchase the mighty Great Western Railway 2-8-2T, 7200, from Barry. What a fitting event to commemorate our 10th anniversary, to have this great locomotive at Quainton! With your help this can happen.


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1979 and so does not reflect events in the 35+ 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.

Reference:
Editorial - Quainton News No. 38 - Spring / Summer 1979


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