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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 42 - Autumn / Winter 1980 / 81

Visit to Bressingham - Miriam Ashman

On Sunday, 21st September, a party of members and friends went on a visit to Bressingham. As the coach left Quainton there was a fine drizzle, which rapidly turned to heavier rain, but by the time we had picked up our last passengers in Luton the rain had ceased. When we reached Bressingham in the early afternoon it was gloriously warm and sunny, just right for taking photographs. Although the summer flowers were past their best, the gardens were still very attractive to wander through and there was a pleasant background of music supplied by a local band, vying with the Voigt street organ and the organ from the steam gallopers.

There were three railways to ride on, plus short footplate rides on the giant Norwegian loco, and a variety of stock to view in the sheds. As a change from railways (who said that?), there was a line-up of Alvis cars, plus one little Morgan - did he get in there by accident - and an array of traction engines and other items in the exhibition hall, together with a souvenir shop and a refreshment room (plug for QRS - our prices are still the lowest anywhere), and, of course, a ride on the galloper. Altogether a very enjoyable day out. Our sincere thanks go to Jo Boait for organising it for us.

On our homeward ride we were treated to a vivid display of lightning which seemed to come from several storms at once, and our day ended with a torrential downpour.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1981 and so does not reflect events in the 33+ 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.

Visit to Bressingham - Miriam Ashman - Quainton News No. 42 - Autumn / Winter 1980 / 81

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