This afternoon I signed off the address carrier sheets used to deliver May’s mailing, so we’re on schedule for collection on Friday 17th by Royal Mail from Warners Midlands in Bourne.  Mailing to UK addresses is first class and that to members overseas is by Air Mail.  Some of us will receive their magazine on Saturday but the vagaries of the post will mean that others don’t until Monday or Tuesday and overseas somewhat later.  They’re all collected at the same time and there’s no pattern to when deliveries occur, so please be patient if yours takes a few days.

The data used to perform this mailing was extracted late last week.  Anyone who joined or renewed their subscription during last week will receive their magazines but it will be probably be Wednesday 22nd May before they’re dispatched, because we need to wait for the extra copies of both magazines to be received in the Subscriptions department.

This is Bulletin Editor Dave Gordon’s first issue.  We had a Board Meeting last Saturday and Dave told us that he was pleased with what he’d created.  I’ve no doubt that he’ll have done us and himself proud.  And the SMT Editor’s own garden railway features in his magazine.  It’s a long time since that happened.

Finally, your personal copy of the new Public Liability Insurance certificate is on the back of the address carrier sheet.  We’re working on making this personalised copy downloadable next year, so this may be the last one you receive in this manner.

Alan Regan, Chairman and Membership Secretary