Full Steam Ahead

While we undertook our first proper Zoom Speaker’s Meeting in February with a little trepidation, unsure of how people would respond, I think after the second we can say they are successful.

We have to thank Graham Mitchell for bravely and very successfully taking on his very first Zoom meeting, where he was in control of the screen.

Graham told us all about the dealings of the early attempts at bringing Train-lines to the District, some successful and some not. Along with his narrative on the wheeler’s and dealer’s , he showed us the step-changes that the Railways brought to the Villages, Towns and people in general. Graham presented the narrative along with many detailed maps and rare old photographs, as part of his very smooth presentation.

We were glad to see so many of our regular’s and pleased to welcome many new faces. There were 24 people attending in all, two of these actually joined the Society during the presentation.

We are now building up the a programme for the Zoom Speaker’s Meetings for the rest of the year, so keep an eye on the calendar for details.

We have been asked if it would be possible to view the meetings at other times? While we are looking into this, it will probably not be possible when we have outside Speaker’s.

Many thanks to all involved.

Joyce Newton – Chair

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