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Travellers' Tales

 

 

All are welcome to our meetings, held at the Conservative Club, Lemon Street, Truro, commencing at 10:45 a.m. with coffee served from 10:00 a.m.

Last month Richard Turner took us on a trip on the Trans Siberian Railway, nearly 6000 miles from Vladivostok to Moscow via St Petersburg. The contrast between the two ends of the journey was extreme, old peasant Russia with some modern industrial areas in the East and exotic cities in the West. The common factors along the line were grand station buildings and local food and drink stalls on the platforms. Places of interest included the Russian naval base in the ice free port of Vladivostok, the Buddhist Centre of Ulan-Ude, Irkutsk with lovely old mansions and Krasnoyarsk with a modern hydro scheme and a gulag. They also stopped at Ekaterinsburg to visit visit the cathedral

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built on the site where the Imperial Family were executed in 1918. The trip, on a private train, was luxurious compared to the public trains on this route.

The December meeting was our last as Group Leaders and the January meeting has been postponed indefinitely.    Philip & Wendy Franklin.

The Group are very sad that Phillip & Wendy retired as the Group leaders at the December meeting. They were thanked for their excellent leadership during the last 4 years.  The Group was in danger of collapse until Phillip & Wendy agreed to become leaders. The Group has flourished with an increased membership and a wide range of interesting talks including some by Phillip & Wendy themselves.  

The Group is once again at risk of collapse unless a new Group leader can be found quickly.  If anyone is interested and would like to know more about what is involved please contact the Groups Coordinator, Richard Allen. Actually the task is not too onerous as speakers have already been lined up for next year. 

Please note there will not be a Traveller Tales talk in January.

Jon Skelton

 

 

Richard Allen Groups coordinator