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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 20 - Summer 1974

Refreshments (How it is done and who does it)

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J R Fairman - In the Tent

It is Easter Sunday, 1974 and there are customers galore. In this unposed candid camera picture Wendy Burgoyne (near the camera) is saying. 'Don't leave without having a pie!' and she is being watched by Mrs Pelossi who is Sylvia Woolley's mum. Sylvia is behind Mrs P and her daughter Jacqueline is pouring out a cuppa at the far end of the counter. Three generations in one picture! What a scoop.

The 'refreshment' side of our Open Days activities is really developing well and shorty before Easter a Catering sub-Committee was formed. It has the full approval of the Executive Committee and thanks to the persuasive efforts of David Glennie it consists of these ladies:- Jean Glennie, Gladys Horsley, Wendy Burgoyne, Sylvia Woolley, and Pauline Errington.

They have carefully studied the eating habits of the average British family when they are out for the day and come up with the sandwiches, sausage roll and cake formula which has proved itself so well at Easter. The Catering profits were the highest yet. Well done! The five ladies mentioned above, assisted by other members are also the sandwich makers and cake bakers. Peggy Stevens does the sausage rolls, helped by Jane Stevens, whom we are led to believe is really a very good cook. Other ideas are already being put forward and it is possible we shall have Hot Dog facilities soon. (Which way is the prevailing wind?) (Ed.)

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1974 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.

Why Quainton - By Crassus - Quainton News No. 20 - Summer 1974

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