It was with great sadness that we heard the news that our previous Chairman, Mike Stollery, had passed away in Dorchester Hospital in early January 2016. Mike was a man who was generous with his time, his expertise, his wit and his friendship and will be sadly missed, both by his many friends and all the committees and groups in which he was so involved and supportive.

As his close friends some of the twinners were invited to join the family for the private service at Poole Crematorium on 12th February. The Order of Service showed Mike smiling happily from a train. His last journey was also via his beloved Swanage Railway in a coffin painted with The Flying Scotsman, at his request. On 4th March there will be a Thanksgiving Service at St. Mary’s Church at 12 noon and everyone is welcome to attend to pay their respects to Mike and to remember him. Our friends in Rudesheim will be sending a donation, which will go to Swanage Railway.