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Outreach Review for September 2018 



This year has been a disappointing year from the outreach point of view. The lack of support for events has lead to either cancellation or an event being covered by a single person ( have you tried erecting a gazebo on your own?)


Only one person has offered to organise one of the events thus relieving the outreach coordinator for the day. Yes we have received some help at events but again it is the same few faces year on year.  


To bring everyone up to date with the current situation here is a brief outline of the outreach sub-divisions:-  



Local Fetes and Fayres This year we have continued to support local fetes and attended Churt, Frensham and Tilford. As last year, there were others where we could have been represented if more volunteers were willing to help, such as Ewshot, Bourne, Binstead, and so on.  


Agricultural and County Shows

This  year RLC were again  invited to the Surrey County Show and the Findon Sheep Fair.


Surrey County Show Held 28th May at Stoke Park Guildford.

Once again this year we were granted a prime site backing on to the main arena. This year the theme of the show was the First World War, we decided to demonstrate the use of animals at war. Using some of our display models from the museum and some information sheets we introduced a ”Kid’s Quiz sheet” This  required the children to read the information sheets and answer the questions.                    


Findon Sheep Fair

We accepted an invitation to attend this year,s show back in March. No further communication was received from them ( entry passes etc.) It was assumed that we had not been accepted. This was not followed up as it would have required yet another event covered by just one person.  



One-Off attendance at other events

Most years, it seems, we are asked to attend specific events. This year was no exception with an invitation to take part in  the Great Cockrow railway Golden Jubilee in Chertsey on the 7th July.  



Evening Talks

In January an evening was spent with Farnham Ladies Club. After a  short introduction about RLC  they were invited to guess the use of a number of artifacts taken along. This proved very popular and,  as a result, three more bookings have been accepted from other groups for 2019  



Other events attended by Rustics

Peter Mitchell his son Charlie together with Andy Thompson are keen owners of stationary engines and as such attend various shows with their machines. They have, over recent years, always taken RLC programmes and flyers to these events to hand out to members of the public that show an interest.  


Farnham Carnival

This year  Ray Le Mesurier-Foster had entered the RLC for the event but forgot to inform the outreach coordinator. As no one had signed up to help there was no point in pursuing it further.  


Woodies Group

The woodies group of the RLC do some outreach events in their own right the largest of which is the Surrey Hills two day event in September. They do advertise the RLC and distribute the programmes.    


Ian Parker 18 Sept 2018






Animals at War - Surrey County Show.