I wonder if you (or indeed anyone in the Society) will remember the glass-fronted trophy case that lived on Platform 2 at Truro Station for many years? I remember it well when I was there trainspotting in the 1960s and I think it was probably there in the 1970s as well.
Among the bits and bobs it contained was the large Robins Bolitho Ambulance Shield and there are photos on the internet of it being presented to teams from Truro and Penzance at various times during the 1920s. Truro must have been the final winners as I never saw it moved from the case (which was situated near the Falmouth Bay). There was also a photograph of one of the Truro drivers, Tobias Curgenven.
Robins Bolitho was a director of the GWR and an important man in the banking fraternity of Cornwall. He had a Saint class engine named after him (No. 2973, withdrawn 1933).
I'd be interested to know when the case was removed (it was not there when I looked some years ago) and what happened to its contents.
I can imagine it but cannot honestly recall it, maybe it went to Swindon Museum. KJ
October 2018 Roger Salter