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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 72 - March 1993

Parks & Gardens - P J Hoskings

By the time you read this magazine, hopefully the worst of the winter weather will be behind us and the bulbs and polyanthus will be heralding the arrival of Spring. Not only does this mean a new year for the gardens, but also for a new visitors season to Quainton. We hope that 1993 will be our best year - certainly we hope for the best garden display.

At the time of writing, the budgets for 1993 have not been agreed, so we are not sure how much of our planned work will actually take place, but there is plenty to do even on a reduced budget agreement. Now that three quarters of the edging to the long platform borders has been completed, our attention must turn to the remaining section by the refreshment coach. This requires more drastic action than the others, so your comments and help will be welcome. We particularly still need good quality top soil. Any offers?

Visitors over Christmas will have been impressed by the new lighting which has been installed. Thanks to two members the Up yard area and platform four are no longer No Go areas after dark. Platform four has four vintage-style lamps which look very attractive and were donated by a member, whilst throughout the surrounding area of the Up yard there are six sixties-style lamps which have been donated by a second member following recovery from his workplace. These, together with the large lamp in the car park area, reduce the Dark spots considerably.

Please keep the petrol coupons coming in (Esso, BP etc.) and also your old 5p and 10p pieces. The jar is still in the refreshment coach and we can put them all to good use.

As always, thanks to those members who have helped in any way during the year. As always, new faces are welcome any Sunday why not come along?

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1993 and so does not reflect events in the 20+ 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.

Parks & Gardens - P J Hoskings - Quainton News No. 72 - March 1993

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