Gresley Society Chairman David McIntosh has given an extraordinary interview to Steam Railway‘s David Wilcock in a follow-up piece to last month’s analysis of the statue debacle. Here is Mr McIntosh dismissing the 2,000 or so people who have signed the petition to reinstate the mallard on the statue of Sir Nigel Gresley:
These are 2,000 non-members of the [Gresley] Society, mostly duck fanatics who are egged on and led only by themselves…..The vast horde care nothing about Sir Nigel Gresley.
Supporters of the campaign to reinstate the mallard on Sir Nigel’s statue have called the comments offensive, with one summing up the general reaction to Mr McIntosh:
You have done huge damage to the reputation of the Gresley Society and therefore you should resign as the Chairman as you obviously haven’t got the Society in your best interests but only the Godfreys. Shame on you.