EMAIL LETTER 25.02.17
weekend, on both days, we are hosting a Living History Fair. I
gather that there will be stalls in Rewley Road offering a wide
variety of things. Admission is £3 for adults with children free.
further information visit our Members Only Facebook page or go to
www.nlhf.co.uk (See also EVENTS page)
will be a Vintage Cinema at The Railway Centre on Monday 3rd and
Tuesday 4th April 2017.
Bear on the Monday (good for adults too, has some adult humor - feel
to The Future on the Tuesday (again both good for adults and children)
the children, grandchildren, yourself. Tickets can be booked through
their website - vintagecinema.co.uk Use code vintage1 to get a 20% discount
the night they will be selling traditional confectionery, hot dogs
and there will be a bar.
open at 6.30 - film starts at 20.10
was successfully steamed for the first time since her overhaul on
Tuesday. Congratulations are due to the Engineering team led by
Adrian Aylward who have executed the overhaul and repaint in just 16
months! There are still a few jobs to complete, I hear, but they wont
done to all concerned.
next major project, quite apart from all the usual ongoing
maintenance, is the overhaul of Hunslet 'Arthur' which is to reappear
as a Thomas look-a-like. The boiler is already out and de-tubed and
the wheeled frames are in the shed for stripping down. This is a much
bigger project which wont be done as quickly.
- can you help?
am not talking of the Girl Guides but a schools steaming day. On
March 15th (a Wednesday) we have around 280 school children visiting
the Centre and organiser Peter Sawyer is in desperate need of more
volunteers to help guide the children around the Centre. Peter has
some offers of help but more people are needed. This can be a very
rewarding job with some interesting questions from the children. The
day is adding around £2,000 to our coffers but we need help with
the guiding, please.
day starts at 9am and concludes by around 3pm. Please inundate Peter
with offers of help on firstname.lastname@example.org - he would love to hear
EMAIL LETTER 26.2.17
details for the late Andrew Bratton
sadly died on Sunday 18th February and you should by now have
received this information in last week's QEL and in a notice in News
from Quainton this week.
ARRANGEMENTS Tuesday March 7th, 11am, Winslow
family are having a private ceremony at the crematorium which will
be followed by a public service at Winslow Church to which all are
invited. It will be held on Tuesday March 7th at 11 a.m. in St
Laurence Church, High Street, WINSLOW, MK18 3AB (around 15 minutes
from Quainton, HP22 4BY) followed by a wake at Quainton. I gather
that the family have asked that a barrel of real ale be available,
which is so very fitting.
you intend to come to the wake at Quainton (BRC), which will be held
in Rewley Road Visitor Centre, PLEASE could you phone the office to
let them know as it will help with estimating numbers for the
caterers. Ring the office on 01296 655 720 or email them on email@example.com
on our Members Only Facebook page have indicated how Andrew was
widely appreciated by so many for what he did for our Railway Centre
to bring it to what we have today and for his human touches and how
he helped and supported others in our railway society.
also obituary and tribute by Tony Lyster <Click