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EMAIL LETTER 7/8/17
ARE ON THE RADIO!
a Press Release for Moving the Mail Day on Sunday 13th
August, we were approached by Three Counties Radio - (our local radio
station) to give an interview with Nick Coffer on his lunchtime
programme at 1-30pm this coming Monday 7th August. He will be talking
to TPO steward Ivor Rickard.
Parsons will also be giving an interview on Wycombe Sound (106.6 FM)
on their midmorning show - date to be confirmed, also aboutTravelling
was interviewed by BBC World Service for a forthcoming piece about
Buffer Depots on the programme "The Food Chain". The
recording was done last Thursday though I don't yet know the
broadcast date. I will be interested to hear which bits of the 45
minutes of recording appear in the 3 minute slot!
YOU FORGETTING TO SIGN-IN ON ARRIVAL.
noted tonight as I left the Centre that only 2 members had signed in
yet there were around 6 of us there today. As mentioned before
signing in is important as (1) the list produced will be used to
check for you in case of an emergency and (2) it provides factual
evidence of the numbers of volunteers on site each day and for how
long. Cumulatively, the information is useful when answering the
questions that arise on a grant application.
come on and sign in and out each time to you open (and shut) the
by Tony Lyster
EMAIL LETTER 07.08.2017
- two in one day!
ON THE RADIO
has been confirmed by the radio station that TPO stalwart, Cyril
Parsons, will be on the radio - Wycombe Sound - on Tuesday around 11.30am
gather from Peter that today's broadcast with fellow TPO stalwart,
Ivor Rickard, was about broadcast around an hour later than expected
but it did go out.
your information the press release that has sparked all this
interest is shown below:
by Tony Lyster
recently completed diorama of the scene at Bridego Bridge of
theGreat Train Robbery (GTR) of 1963 will be a highlight of this
annual event being staged by the Travelling Post Office (TPO) Group
at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton on Sunday, 13
August 2017 from 10.30 am.
diorama has been added to the main GTR exhibition in the General
Utility Vehicle (GUV). It includes a tableau showing a corner of the
kitchen at Leatherslade Farm (the robbers hideout) as the
police found it shortly after the robbery. A member of the gang plays
Monopoly with real money! Posters in the GUV provide
details of and background to the robbery that was committed only
10½ miles from Quainton.
Mail Rail Experience, part of The Postal Museum situated in central
London, will be opening in September 2017 and the Museum is bringing
its travelling exhibition about Mail Rail to Quainton for the event.
1927 and 2003 the railway ran between Paddington railway station in
west London and the Eastern District Post Office in Whitechapel. The
Centres own Mail Rail car (No 803) that dates from 1930 and
arrived at the Centre in 1983 will be on show across the footbridge
in the Centres museum.
members of the TPO Groups team of volunteers will be giving
PowerPoint presentations. One will review the TPO carriages located
at various heritage railway centres, while the other will explain the
role in moving the UKs mail of Railnet a fully
integrated national letter post distribution system inaugurated in 1996.
last season a number of displays in the Stowage Van about moving
mail by rail have been up-dated; the Sorting Carriage appears as it
was fitted out for sorting letters when it was working on the Great
Western TPO running between London and Penzance. Posters explain some
of the finer details of the service and visitors have the opportunity
to have a go at sorting letters.
previous years former TPO staff have attended this event thus
providing not only an opportunity for a reunion with their former
colleagues but also for them to talk with visitors about their
experiences of working on the service.
Railway Centre that covers an area of some 25 acres includes the
Rewley Road Station moved brick by brick from Oxford in 1999/2000 and
an extensive collection of locomotives and rolling stock. Entrance
fees to the Centre include free trains rides, admission to the Moving
the Mail event and other features on the site. There is a small
charge for rides on the sites miniature railway. Hot and cold
food and drinks are available in the Visitor Centre.
Railway Centre is situated at Quainton Road Station, Station Road,
Quainton, Aylesbury, HP22 4BY, which is close to the A41 trunk road
between Aylesbury and Bicester. The Centre is best approached from
the Bicester side of Waddesdon about 1 mile west of Waddesdon
turn north and follow the brown tourist signs. For further
655720 or go to the website www.bucksrailcentre.org