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The last two monthly meetings have both featured talks from amongst our membership. In March Mike extolled the virtues of his favourite locos (Class 37s if somehow you weren't aware), demonstrating both a wide knowledge and considerable enthusiasm for the machine - not for nothing does his email address include the word 'growler'.

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And this month Ian gave an unusual and stimulating talk on the Railway Posters of the Big Four. This was an illustrated tour around the ever-evolving styles of advertising posters used by the pre-grouping railway companies. One felt that whatever more modern adverts have gained in accuracy and targeting their chosen audience, they have lost in charm and attractiveness.