Take a Trip back in Time to the 1940s with the
Nikon Owner North Midlands Group
Saturday, 9th June 2012
Mike and Pat Clarke, the organisers of the North Midlands Group, would like to invite everyone to meet at the wartime event taking place at the Quorn and Woodhouse Railway Station on Saturday, 9th June. The station itself has been beautifully restored to reflect the 1940s, and the event will provide many unique photographic opportunities as the 1940s come alive with an evocative commemoration of World War II, with vintage flypasts, mock battles, hundreds of re-enactors and the dance music of times gone by. In addition to the steam trains, it should be possible to see the new 60ft turntable in action. This demonstrates the turning of locomotives and rolling stock through 180 degrees.
The station is located on the edge of the village of Quorn, which lies within the Charnwood countryside, close to the A6 between Loughborough and Leicester. The postcode for the station is LE12 8AG. Check out the website – www.gcrailway.co.uk – for further details.
Meeting Place: The station car park
Meeting Time: 10.00 – 10.30 a.m.
Anticipated finish time: 3.00 – 4.00 p.m., although obviously you can leave whenever you wish.
The station has a NAAFI style tea room and there is also a brand new family cafe (Butler-Henderson) in the yard.
If you would like to join us on this photographic outing, would you kindly send an e-mail to Gillian Greenwood (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, please add your name to the thread on the message board: http://bit.ly/KQJFYQ
You are most welcome to attend by yourself or with your family, no matter where you live in the UK. Pat and Mike Clarke very much look forward to seeing everyone at the Great Central Railway at Quorn on Saturday, 9th June.
With very best wishes,
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator