Peak line presentation

The events come thick and fast this time of year - the London Season has nothing on SMRS. This time it was Ian, educating and entertaining us with a trip along the Peak Line from Ambergate to Chinley, with the help of mainly black-and-white photos of some vintage.

The first myth dispelled was that the name has nothing to do with the size of the hills. It refers to the Pecsaetan Anglo-Saxon tribe who inhabited the area a thousand years or more ago, but who unaccountably failed to get around to building a railway, leaving that task to the Victorians.

A hot-pot meal was provided and the entertainment included a somewhat loosely-organised raffle, won by the same person who was victorious in the Christmas party draw. At least this time it wasn't another bottle of something he didn't drink.