Was he really a manure merchant?

A visit to the Wilmington Model Rail Exhibition.
Isn't Happisburgh in Norfolk?
posted October 14th, 2017  
I googled 'Peter Elmslie, Happisburgh' & what I found was interesting but it didn't say! ( copy and paste on an iPad is not yet in my repertoire....)
posted October 14th, 2017  
Haha, i'm sure there are worse jobs, I'm just struggling to think of any at the moment ;)
posted October 14th, 2017  
Manure was very valuable before the prodution of artificial fertilisers. Many people got rich from it!
posted October 14th, 2017  
@quietpurplehaze Hazel, it is modelled on a LNER prototype, so Norfolk would fit. You probably found out about Peter Elmslie, I was told he was the guy who originally built the locomotives and rolling stock, and the "manure merchant" was intended as self-mockery!
posted October 14th, 2017  
Peter Elmslie is definitely a chap with a sense of humour.
posted October 15th, 2017  
@peadar

Yes, I found a little obituary for Peter Elmslie who was, I think, quite a character: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/96694-peter-elmslie/ manure was probably well in his vocab!
posted October 15th, 2017  
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