Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
back from bournemouth
Saurday's meeting at the Cumberland Hotel was excellent with a good turn out and a real feeling that we are moving forwards with this most elaborate of projects. It's also nice to pull another location into the history and iconography of the S&D.
The Cumberland Hotel is a classic art deco hotel on the cliffs overlooking the sea - with no obvious railway connections before Saturday!
It was an interesting meeting with several new faces. We had the Bournemouth Air Show in the background, sadly with the poignant (and possibly final) display from the Red Arrows. Our new committee member (Geoff Newman) and membership secretary (Dave Dakin) were attending their first New S&D meeting.
Thare are a few meetings coming up. This Sunday I'll be attending the joint meeting of all the S&D groups at Mkidsomer Norton. In September we have a 'Bath end' New S&D meeting here in Bristol, and in November the New S&D AGM in Templecombe.