The train arrived
Charing Cross Station late, by about ten minutes.
Or, as they would say in the last carriage, dix minutes. It was the 7.20 from Tunbridge Wells, where
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
a group of commuters gets together
teacher is Mrs. Marie Stoppard.
She heard about the commuter study groups set up by Learn and Ride, and offered to help. She is French, and works
The international company, and has been running courses in French
The first member of the group to get on the train is Colin Dearlove,
lives in TUNBRIDGE WELLS.
usually very understanding”, he said.
Colin has studied
subjects on the train- German, history of art, and geology.
He has been learning French
for a year.
Alice Lester, who works in the City.
She has a chance to try out what she has learnt,
she has relatives in France.
She normally catches
but twice a week goes in later to join the class.
Another member of the group, Bill Cunningham,
“I like to use my time creatively,” he said. “If I didn’t do this, I
“Elsewhere on the train another group had been learning bridge, and on Wednesdays
a world affairs class.
“Naturally I asked their permission, and they
they didn’t mind at all.”
She hands out questionnaires asking
and who might be prepared to offer their services as a teacher, and forms groups on the basis of the replies.
She is hoping to have a class on business management. “If enough people
on the 7.33 next month.