(Your editors are pleased herewith to start a section for junior members, as flagged in Quainton News several issues ago. We hope
that other juniors will feel encouraged to contribute so that we may make this a regular feature.)
The following letters (from grandchildren of Anthea Hanscomb) have been received:
From Catherine Hale (Family member: age 10 years).
"On the May-Day Holiday, we went to Quainton. They were doing stories on Thomas the Tank Engine and friends on the railway, and there was a bouncy castle
There was a policeman, giving out bags with badges and colouring books inside. The mini railway had engines and diesels running. I think I liked the
Thomas the Tank Engine plays best especially the story with the Troublesome Trucks!
We were allowed into the cab of the engine, and pulled the whistle, frightening everybody. We had lots of fun, especially watching the trains with the
faces on. I had a wonderful day."
From Sarah Hale (Family member: age 10 years).
"At Quainton, when we first came, we heard a man telling some 'Thomas & Co.' stories. The first one I heard was 'Toby and the Troublesome Trucks'. We
had a go on the bouncy castle, and then watched Thomas the Tank Engine videos and looked at some little models. Then we sent to the Little train Rides.
Since it was Open Day, the queue was long! Well, finally we had a go, on the brown train with the blue padded covers to sit on.
A great day at a great place - QUAINTON!"
From Jennifer Hale (Family member: age 7½ years).
"On the May Day Holiday we went to Quainton and saw Thomas the Tank Engine, and they acted one of Thomas's storys. Then we
went for a ride on one of the little trains and we went under the bridge. And we were allowed on a train and we went in the cab and I pulled the