17 11 09 23:12
Tonight we were due to have a visit by Geoscenics, but the proprietor was confined to his sickbed, so Peter stepped in at short notice with a picture show of many and various locomotives, going back twenty years and more. Our favourite was No.4472 Flying Scotsman, which received a resounding cheer from all but one of our number, who unaccountably has a severe dislike of this magnificent machine, so in need of our financial support to prevent it from finally falling apart.
Peter used a strange but wonderful mechanical contraption called a 'slide projector' to light up the wall with coloured images. This modern technology will never catch on...