Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Great Central railway winter steam gala

Hello, well we have had our first weekend of fundraising for 2012, and what a weekend. We signed up 4 new members during the days, and hopefully some more people who took leaflets will also join us. A big thank you to the 3 members who bought down some books for us to sell on the stand, they very much boosted our sales.

Also we had a surprise over the weekend, when a gentleman came over to us and told us he had made a wooden replica of The Unknown Warrior and had it in his van at Quorn. He then bought it down later on in the day and said he can make more for people who want them, and donate the profits to the project

Here we have his Wooden on in LMS Crimson Lake on the left next to our Brass one in brunswick green on the right.

Also over the weekend Patriot project member and volunteer Neil Kinsey bought down an actual part for The Unknown Warrior, which was 1 of 12 spring hangers and spring hanger pins, and was made by his fair hands.

Finally a few pictures from the weekend

Here we have, from left to right, John Barrowdale (aka "Barney" to those who know him from the Mid Hants Railway), LMS Patriot Marketing and publicity Director Andrew Laws and finally new recruit Kirsten Shell

As per usual the weekend was full of fun and included another director, Richard Sant's usual time machine talk about our picture from the future. Were all now really looking forward to the next event at the Keighley and Worth valley railway in 2 weeks time. We hope to see you there

Gavin Shell
LMS Patriot project events manager

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