Tour Promotors R. 4, Elwood, Indiana 46036
After two years of planning, thirty-four members of the Club have everything in order for a fifteen day trip to Scotland and England. The tour is headed by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wilburn, Past President of the Elwood Historical Club and one of the six men who started the Club in 1958. The tour promoter, J. Scott Campbell, of Elwood, Indiana, is also a charter member of the Club.
Our proposed tour will 'get off the ground' at Indianapolis Airport on June 20, 1967. After changing planes at New York, we will arrive at Pristwick Airport where we will be met by our special coach for a two-week tour of Scotland and England. One of the highlights of the tour in Scotland will be to attend the 'Scottish Royal Highland Fair' at Ingleston. The tour ends with four days in London, June 29 thru July 2. We have plans in the making to attend a steam show near London on one of these days.
Mr. William Reid at 15 Eccles Street, Glasgow N2, Scotland, is in charge of the arrangements for the tour. He is working thru the Dixon Travel Agency Ltd. of Glasgow, Scotland.
Mr. and Mrs. William Reid are frequent visitors to America and were guests of the Elwood Historical Club's four day show in July 1966.
As far as I know, this is the first time that members of a midwest steam show have traveled in a group to attend one of the wonderful live steam shows held in England. I am sure our plans will work out well and hope that in the future our lub can be hosts to a group from Britain. Our tour will be made up of members from Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. We hope to return in time to help with the preparations of the Elwood Historical Club's big show for 1967 to be held July 20 thru July 23 at our beautiful grounds 5 miles north of Elwood, Indiana, on St. Road 13.