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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 99 - April 2008

Museum News


Richard Fitzgeorge-Parker has found it necessary to resign from the Museum Management Committee due to ill health. He will remain as a consultant and will still assist his wife Veronica as Wardrobe Mistress looking after our uniform collection and dummies. Terry Walden, who has been of tremendous help in setting up our displays and has an abiding interest in Museum matters, has taken his place.

A small group of members have been approved for looking after the two GPO vehicles and the refurbished Churchill Saloon. They will work independently on the presentation, history and light maintenance of the three vehicles. They are responsible to the Museum Management Committee and the Group Leader reports to each quarterly meeting of the MMC.

The Army open wagon reported last time has been placed on loan to the Ivatt Locomotive trust to assist in the transfer of locomotive parts to the Isle of Wight Railway. While on the Island it has been fitted with reconditioned Olio buffers, which were missing when purchased and the reason for the wagon not being used by the army. A restored 13 ton Isle of Wight wagon is now at Quainton and will be filled before returning to the IOW when our wagon will be returned.

Our 1939 tube car front looks most impressive bursting out of the wall in to our Museum. Veronica is making a dummy driver, city gent and lady to sit inside. The platform alongside will enable children and others to look through the windows to see the driver and passengers.


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2008 and so does not reflect events in the 6+ 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:
Museum News - Quainton News No. 99 - April 2008


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