Saturday, 18 August 2012
18th of August.
Found camera in back of car, so I have now published picture of our oldest member Maurice Wheatley in front of 53.It was a pleasure to see Maurice out there, and I am still stunned over his generous donation. I am sad to report that the agreement with the farmer has hit a change of heart.We agreed that last year 53 will never be worth much in a financial sense, but is priceless as a piece of history. I won't go into details, but this agreement seems to have been forgotten and at the moment it is all in the balance. I am satisfied that we have presented a fair agreement and if greed does enter the equation then I know the society will have to walk, period. Don't lose hope, but dear reader be aware that members will not do this at any price, because I know I won't. It will be a great pity if greed or just plain avarice stops a project that can happen. I know that 53 will not have another chance like this, so many good things have happened or appeared, so let us hope that the gods of tram beneficence will continue this run, and we can get on with this most worthy restoration.