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Brilliant Members Week End in Bournemouth

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:01 am
by prentonmember
Many thanks to that band of volunteers who organised such a brilliant Members' Week End in Bournemouth. The hotel was one of the best ever used for such occasions and the Ma?tre D was superb.
The Swanage Railway visit celebrated the Exchanges 70th Anniversary complete with 6233 Duchess of Sutherland. The Railway was overwhelmed with crowds but its Saturday timetable was far too ambitious. The sunny weather contributed to the day. The Gartell Light Railway Sunday afternoon visit was extremely entertaining and the hosts there put on a great show for us.
The Friday evening talk was very good one but it went on too long. The Saturday after dinner talk was more about South Western Railway rather than purely on the Swanage Railway.
The coach travel was good and the minibus hire with wheel chair access was appreciated on the Saturday to Swanage.
So its Leicester next year. The organising team will have a job surpassing this particular week end on the South Coast.
Prenton Member

Re: Brilliant Members Week End in Bournemouth

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:18 pm
by windsor_lad
The food was very good especially the Saturday evening dinner which I reckon was the best in many years.