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is very nice to be appreciated.
often grind away at their activities full of enthusiasm and
sometimes just because their tasks seem like a hobby or maybe because
it is a good cause or simply because they feel, perhaps in
retirement, they are not on the scrapheap.
all too often organisations can easily start to take volunteers for
granted. Sometimes a volunteer feels neglected and a little
irritation ignored causes them to down tools and withdraw.
often have you heard the expression Oh! He or She will be
back? But this is not always so.
comes in many ways and none more significant than that being the
subjected to the form of art. Think of Constable's The Hay
Wain, Turner's Fighting Temeraire and many others
all the patient efforts of individual artists.
now this accolade has been bestowed upon the volunteers of the
Quainton Railway Society by Andy Lee, who may not claim to be a
Constable or Turner, but none the less has recognised the work of
volunteers and made the effort to record these activities in his own
way - that of an artist.
are pleased to illustrate examples of this work that may expand into
a portfolio of Quainton activities across the board of volunteering
effort. Thank you Andy.
image is necessarily copy protected to prevent web surfers from
stealing a copy and fraudulently offering low quality reprints on the
copies will obviously not show the copyrite notice and will be
produced on high quality paper suitable for framing with an
approximate size of 20" x 14" plus a white border for
cutting to size of a suitable frame.
'Bob and Richard in 'Ivatt Shed'
picture depicts a typical day in the Quainton "Ivatt Shed"
where Bob Randall? and Richard Cummings are caught pretending to be busy.
is very keen to obtain a quality print of this painting that was
exhibited at Rewley Road on Wednesday 26th October but only his name
appeared on the "Interest in Obtaining" list at the end of
need about 15 to 20 interest people to sign up to potentially
purchase a limited print edition of this evocative scene which will
make Bob's Christmas.
one of these copies might well make someone else's Christmas too!
her to expose a "pop up" form to register your interest in
purchasing with an estimated price of about £75.00 per copy.
More from Andy
again Andy has excelled in capturing the essence of working as a
volunteer at Quainton
two pictures are on a smaller scale than the "Ivatt Shed"
example at around 10" x *8" and currently not under
consideration for reproduction. This could change if sufficient
interest is forthcoming and the register button above can be used as
there is free text space on the form.
the left is a depiction of Phil Green working on Hilsea while on the
right is Adrian, Ken plus an unidentified person taking out
is the Third Man?
another view of Quainton "downside" see QEL 30/09/16
at the bottom of the page