At very short notice Derek Huntriss who promised us a grand evening has had though an illness been unable to fulfill his commitment this coming Saturday.
Very kindly at equally short notice our own members Nigel Tregoning and Ian Cavill, themselves, both seasoned speakers have agreed to fill the slot.
You can be assured of an interesting and colourful evening,
Nigel will be presenting 'The Emerald Isle' we await Ians title.
Our best wishes to Derek Huntriss for a speedy recovery, we hope we can enjoy your delayed progamme at a future date.
Come and enjoy.
Report on the Michael Portillo Lecture at Truro Cathedral Monday 3rd November 2014
There was a full house - estimated at approximately 600 at the Cathedral to hear Michael Portillo deliver his lecture - 'The impact trains had on World War 1' . Trains obviously played a very important part in collecting and delivering men and munitions to the front line. On the continent the motive power was supplemented by American locomotives which being on the large side rather punished the track. Narrow gauge trains on temporary tracks delivered the requisite stores to the front line. Mr.Portillo also emphasised the role of the various railway company workshops which turned their machines to the production of ammunition. Mr' Portillo's lecture which was delivered without notes was over an hour in length, a remarkable feat.