Westcountry Blues, Barry Jones

On 11th December we welcomed Barry Jones who gave us a digital presentation entitled ‘Westcountry Blues’. As suggested by the title, this mainly comprised scans of slides taken of BR subjects in the 1970s and 1980s, but there were also some more recent photos, particularly if the engine was of an appropriate colour such as the blue ‘King’! After showing scenes from around his native Plymouth, Barry then took us on a tour through Cornwall, before ending with a run through Devon. Although the majority of the pictures were of railway subjects, they were interspersed with other images that included contemporary BR publicity material, buses on the Isles of Scilly and scenes taken from the Plymouth breakwater. Barry is highly skilled in matters digital, and this was a most professional presentation, and although the attendance was disappointing, it was warmly received by those who were present