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Kidderminster Model Railway Club, 1959/1960

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Kidderminster Model Railway Club, 1959/1960 Reply with quote

I wonder if any of these boys grew up to become SVR members.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a visit by Kidderminster Hornby Railway Club to Kidderminster shed in 1958.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: Kidderminster Model Railway Club, 1959/1960 Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
I wonder if any of these boys grew up to become SVR members
In one photograph is the local MP G. Nabarro. Is there a known date of the magazine as I believe the MP either, was then or did later on, involved with the SVR?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Kidderminster Model Railway Club, 1959/1960 Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
Graham wrote:
I wonder if any of these boys grew up to become SVR members
In one photograph is the local MP G. Nabarro. Is there a known date of the magazine as I believe the MP either, was or did later on, involved with the SVR?


Oh yes.

http://www.svrwiki.com/Sir_Gerald_Nabarro

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The magazines are dated 1959 and 1960. It was the inclusion of Gerald Nabarro in the picture that got me wondering if he inspired any of the boys in that picture as some of them would have been in their early twenties when the SVR was founded.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Kidderminster Model Railway Club, 1959/1960 Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Divington_R wrote:
Graham wrote:
I wonder if any of these boys grew up to become SVR members
In one photograph is the local MP G. Nabarro. Is there a known date of the magazine as I believe the MP either, was or did later on, involved with the SVR?


Oh yes.

http://www.svrwiki.com/Sir_Gerald_Nabarro

Patrick
I'm never sure whether to class Sir Gerald as a hero or a villain. He certainly upset many in his approach and style, but it cannot be denied that he raised the profile of the Railway and launched the successful share issue. Without this, I doubt whether we would be in the position that we are today. Similarly, there is a strong possibility that Bridgnorth station would be a housing estate. Maybe he was a catalyst that helped genuine enthusiasts see that they could achieve more than they thought they were capable of.

Anyone reading the SVR News from the time will see how much a time of change it was.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did not Sir Gerald try to become an asset stripper as far as the SVR was concerned? I seem to recall that there was a lot of bad feeling about his activities though as has been said, he did raise the profile of the railway greatly being an accomplished publicist.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Nabarro matter has been aired several times.

There is no doubt that his high profile at the time enabled the SVR to raise a lot more money from the share issue than it would have been able to at the time without him, but he was motivated entirely by self-interest.

A rare example where the tables were turned on him, and we ended up using him rather than his intention of him using us. I don't think anyone on the SVR at the time was sorry to see him go.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Kidderminster Model Railway Club, 1959/1960 Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Divington_R wrote:
Graham wrote:
I wonder if any of these boys grew up to become SVR members
In one photograph is the local MP G. Nabarro. Is there a known date of the magazine as I believe the MP either, was or did later on, involved with the SVR?


Oh yes.

http://www.svrwiki.com/Sir_Gerald_Nabarro

Patrick
Thank you for the link. The MP then seems to have had a like for trains in the local area well before getting involved with the SVR? Would this be worth a mention in the svrwiki? I also found plenty about him up on Google including images and Youtube. Quite a character it would appear.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've added that photo above and a couple of links. I think it's significant that Nabarro is the only individual to have their own page on svr wiki.
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