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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 14 - December 1972

White Elephants

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J R Fairman

These oddly shaped rings are in fact three of the four eccentrics remetalled and ready for fitting to our NBL 0-6-0T, Coventry No.1. An expensive job? Yes, it cost £110. Who paid for it? Answer; the proceeds from the White Elephant Stall.

From these Q's and A's you will feel very grateful for the gallant efforts of our Chairman's parents and relatives who have not only braved all the 1972 open days weather to do the actual selling but have virtually stripped their household contents to the bare essentials to provide the wherewithal to sell! Their wonderful effort can only continue if you personally contribute goods for the stall. Only by you taking a little trouble will the stall be able to be in business at Easter. Please bring or send your gifts to Quainton at Easter or make your own arrangements with Peter Clarke. Incidentally, Janice and Reg say there is no truth in the rumour that they have white elephants in their horse box. (more like pink ones, Ed.)

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1972 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ 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.

White Elephants - Quainton News No. 14 - December 1972

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