QEL ARCHIVE

25/02/17
Living History Fair, Vintage
Cinema and
Funeral arrangemetns for
Andrew Bratton

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 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>

QUAINTON EMAIL LETTER 03.03.2017

A FEW BITS AND BOBS

Ben Jackson, our Chairman, sends the following:

A few bits and bobs...

Early indicators are that the Half Term Opening days were the best attended for at least 5-years with over 1,000 visitors over the two Sundays and the Wednesday. This despite a bitterly cold first Sunday!

PTS Reminder - For anybody with an out of date PTS card or anybody requiring a first card. There will be a course running at 11:30am in the Oxford Room on Wednesday 22nd March - please let Adrian Aylward know you are planning on attending or if you need/want to participate but cannot make the date.

Easter Day out with Thomas - if you have yet to offer to take a role over the 4-days of Easter please let the office know of your availability - there is always something to be done on these busy days.

The next Executive meeting is on the 18th of March, please submit any matters for the Executive in writing, by 5pm on the 10th of March so it can be placed on the Agenda. The Hon Sec's tray in the copier room is a good place to leave such things!

Ben Jackson
Chair, QRS

WORK WEEK

I take this opportunity to remind you that Work Week this year is just days away now. It starts on Saturday 18th March and concludes on Sunday 26th March. Every member is more than welcome to attend on one or more (even all) the days as there is always a myriad of tasks needing attention before we open our Railway Centre for the main season. And, yes, there are some of us that will be there every day...

Whatever your fancy, your preferred skill level or your interest a suitable task WILL be found for you. Come and join us if only to meet others in a more relaxed and talkative frame of mind. There is a very different social atmosphere during Work Week as we are closed to our visitors. Things get done that can't be done as safely with the public around such as moving large lumpy things.

The PTS course mentioned above by Ben will happen on the Wednesday of Work Week - no, its not a coincidence!

Compiled by
Tony Lyster