David Ives’ Chairman’s Notes, 1968.
Plus a list of jobs to do !!
From the Chairman’s Notes 1968 Vol.1 No.3.
The Society is now passing through a difficult stage, this is common with individual members, indeed the country as a whole, is suffering from a severe depression with the economic climate. The loan for our museum building has now been deferred, may we hope for better tidings later in the year? We are, however, most grateful to members who are coming forward with loans to cover the cost of the museum compound. Once this compound has been erected and the track into it laid, we should have two of the locomotives installed in the compound and ready for steaming. The target date is late June and should not prove too difficult, if help, both financial and practical, is immediately forthcoming. Your committee is working extremely hard, both on administration and practical work. I therefore appeal to all members to back the committee and so push the work along faster. A colossal amount of work has to be done this summer. I am going to itemise the list of vehicles which require immediate attention.
All the locomotives at Chasewater require attention, painting, de-rusting, etc.
D. A. Ives.