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Tenterden Terrier

Terrier Number 103 – Summer 2007

Tenterden Terrier Number 103Number 103 – Summer 2007

Company Secretary’s notes
Mentions the appointment of Christopher Awdry as Patron in place of the late Sir Lindsay Bryson, and of Robin Doust as Vice President. Summarises decisions at Board meetings in February, March, April and May, and gives a report on the pre-season volunteers’ meeting

J15 visit
Four photographs of the J15 0-6-0 No. 65462 from the North Norfolk Railway which visited the K&ESR for the Colonel Stephens Celebration weekend on 5th – 7th May

Colonel Stephens’ weekend
Four photographs of the Colonel Stephens weekend on 5th – 6th May, including J15 0-6-0 No. 65462, ‘Terrier’ No. W8 “Freshwater”, and Colin Shutt’s replica Ford railmotor

Ann Quarterman
The recently appointed Events Coordinator of the K&ESR describes her first few months, including Santa Specials, Thomas events, and the Evacuation Week

A visit to K&ESR in June 2024
Graham Baldwin
The General Manager looks forward to the K&ESR 50 years after its re-opening

A pioneering carriage – 25 years of “Petros”
Dave Sinclair
Describes the conversion of a coach (Mark 1 BSO E 9254, built at Doncaster in 1956) to provide accommodation for disabled people. Refurbishment and upgrading is now planned

What’s in a name?
Brian Janes
Looks at the original names of the stations of the K&ESR, from Robertsbridge Junction to Headcorn Junction. Some (like Frittenden Road) were nowhere near the villages they purported to serve, while the original full title of Northiam station, “Northiam for Beckley and Sandhurst”, seems to have been a ploy to attract traffic

Music and the Selsey Tram
Laurie Cooksey
Describes a play about the Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramways, produced by the East Manhood Group of Women’s Institutes in 1979, which included a song “The Sidlesham Snail” first written about the Tramway in the 1920s, and a musical arrangement of the Tramways’ conditions of carriage

The Colonel’s circle: (1) Henry Montague Bates (1849-1928)
Tom Burnham
The first in an occasional series on Colonel Stephens’ social and business acquaintances. Montague Bates had been principal clerk of the Public Health Department of the Corporation of London, and was afterwards active in the Eccentric Club, particularly in its charitable work with disabled soldiers in World War I. He later served as a director of several railways including the K&ESR, the Selsey Tramway, the Snailbeach District Railways and the North Devon & Cornwall Junction Light Railway