QEL ARCHIVE

20/02/17
Sad News on the death
of Andrew Bratton

17/02/17
Schools visit help needed
and TWO opportunities

11/02/17
Hot News about "Defiant"
and "Cornwall" coming to us

07/02/17
A reminder, other News
and Events

23/01/17
News about Andrew Bratton

11/01/17
Work Week or Serving
on the Executive Committee

06/01/16
Hot meals, Interail passes
& Commercial Roster

18/12/16
The end of.... &
Can you help & Can you help

11/12/16
Thomas departs &
notice of SMJ Exhibition

25/11/16
Santa Season starts &
GWR 7715 (aka L99) news

16/11/16
Sad News Miriam Ashman
and Locomotive shuffles

05/11/16
Bring your own Lunch
on Sunday 6th November

27/10/18
Christmas Roster, a Flm
Evening, Wallpaper ceiling?
and Grand Raffle draw

23/10/16
A Painting, a Raffle
and Christmas Dinner

19/10/16
An appeal, a meal,
a chair, a visit and a
new coach

09/10/16
A plea, a talk, a lift
and a raffle

30/09/16
Railway Films and
Quainton Painting

20/09/16
Steampunk Fashion &
Traction Engine Rally

14/09/16
Help for the "Punk"
plus Traction Rally

06/09/16
Chairman's messages
& Autumn Season

30/08/16
Big Thank You and
Executive dates

24/08/16
A Funeral, a Memorial
and a correction

05/08/16
Mail Rail and
Gibbons Stamp Monthly

26/07/16
Sad Loses and
Banbury Box

05/07/16
Nearly QEL Again!
& a big thank you

01/05/16
Canyou help?
& Cutting off Noses

Earlier QELs can be accessed by using one or other of the above.


QEL COLUMNS

QUAINTON EMAIL LETTER 25.02.17

LIVING HISTORY FAIR

This 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.

For further information visit our Members Only Facebook page or go to www.nlhf.co.uk (See also EVENTS page)

VINTAGE CINEMA

There will be a Vintage Cinema at The Railway Centre on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th April 2017.

Showing:

Paddington Bear on the Monday (good for adults too, has some adult humor - feel good film)

Back to The Future on the Tuesday (again both good for adults and children)

Bring the children, grandchildren, yourself. Tickets can be booked through their website - vintagecinema.co.uk Use code vintage1 to get a 20% discount

On the night they will be selling traditional confectionery, hot dogs and there will be a bar.

Door open at 6.30 - film starts at 20.10

MILLOM

Millom 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 take long.

Well done to all concerned.

Their 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.

GUIDING - can you help?

I 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.

The day starts at 9am and concludes by around 3pm. Please inundate Peter with offers of help on peterjoefish@gmail.com - he would love to hear from you.

Compiled by

Tony Lyster
25.2.17

QUAINTON EMAIL LETTER 26.2.17

Funeral details for the late Andrew Bratton

Andrew 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.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Tuesday March 7th, 11am, Winslow

The 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.

If 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 office@bucksrailcentre.org

Thank you.

Comments 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.

Compiled by

Tony Lyster
26.2.17

See also obituary and tribute by Tony Lyster <Click here>