THE 90th anniversary of the founding of the Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS) was marked with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque on April 12 on platform 1 at Cheltenham station.
The unveiling was performed by the society’s current president the Rev Canon Brian R Arman, who paid tribute to the two founders, Aubrey Broad and Leslie Lapper.
The pair had an interest in railways, met in a garden shed in Cheltenham, and formed a local club in the latter half of 1927.
Following publicity to increase membership, in early 1928 a national status was developed and the society’s name changed to the RCTS.
Family members of the founders also attended the ceremony. A feature about the society in its 90th year will appear in a future issue of The RM.
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