Annual General Meeting followed by More gems from the archive – Mick Brownhill


Our March meeting, in a temporary venue in a room at "Rutland Arms" on Brown Street before we settle into new premises at Farm Road from April, was preceded by our usual March Annual General Meeting. Upon completion of the formalities, during which time the existing committee were re-elected to serve for another 12 months, Mick Brownhill presented another selection of 100 ColourRail slides - plus some of the late Keith Pirt's pictures - that are part of his collection. Highlights included images from the 1930s around Yorkshire and up to Scotland. Unusual locations such as Silloth also featured. We then headed for the West Country and also enjoyed a few SR Merchant Navy Class locos and some shots of the "Golden Arrow". Then it was onto the Midland Region and some of Keith Pirt's superb photos around Sheffield. London St Pancras as it was also featured as did the stunning former line north of Scarborough towards Whitby. There were some real highlights in Scotland including some of the delightful Killin branch from 1960 and superb images from the West Highlands - including of Fort William station before it was relocated. With both lots of local interest and a tour around the UK it was another entertaining evening from Mick, ably assisted by projectionist Phil Lockwood.