'Sir Joshua Reynolds
The naming was the first prize in a competition organised by the depot. I had only bought one ticket (being a true Cornishman) whilst my other friends spent a small fortune!!! My name was the 3rd name drawn out as the first two were not in the crowd. I was interviewed by the local radio station but have to admit I have no idea what I said!!!
Class 47 560 was also named "Tamar" on the same day by TSW presenter Fern Britton
In the attached photo is myself 17 years old (I wish I had that much hair now) at the time and Laira depot manager (Ian Cusworth?)
I hope you find this of interest
Regards, Andy Richards