The National Traction Engine Trust

A motion was brought to the AGM in accordance with Article 16 (item 8 in the agenda).

At its last AGM, the Trust launched Michael Lane's long awaited Aveling & Porter book. As its publisher, it took on board various responsibilities - the support of the author, arranging printing and distribution and most importantly, assisting the author in checking the proofs. This meeting deplores the way in which the Trust through its Officers and Council Members has handled the publication and post publication issues regarding the book's factual and typographical inaccuracies. By its attitude, the Council has let down the Trust, its members and the many others who have purchased the book - and most importantly the author. Proposed by Derek Rayner, seconded by Peter Smart.

The motion was defeated by a large majority.

24 Nov 2011