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Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

Published June 24th

Had the pleasure of visiting the pretty town of Brignorth earlier this month and, of course, the highlight had to be a ride on what is claimed to be the steepest cliff railway in England. It certainly seems steep when you are in a car looking down at the lower station! Bridgnorth is built on two levels with the Low Town stradling the river Severn and the castle and the rest of the High Town 111ft above. The picture on the left shows the path of the railway. The upper station is top centre with the pointed roofs with one […]

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Racing Lawnmowers?

Published January 15th

I have just been watching a TV programme featuring an article on lawnmower racing, which both surprised and fascinated me. There is even an association in the UK and one in the States, and may even be more. Should you be interested, it’s worth doing an internet search to find out more as there are a number of websites available.

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Model T in Burford

Published January 27th

Following on from my comment about a Cream Tea in Burford, it’s reminded me of another visit to this town a month later. My wife and I were taking a caravan holiday in the Cotswolds to see many of the places we had passed through but never really stopped to see. Burford was one such place. Whilst there, we noticed a gentleman with a Ford Model T so, my curiosity being aroused, I talked with him about it. I can’t remember too much about what he said, but he had restored it from a rather sorry state. He confessed that […]

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Didcot Railway Centre July 2013

Published January 24th

Last July I had the pleasure of accompanying Vincent, Rob, & Steve to Didcot Railway Centre. I’ve been once before, some years ago, & looked forward to reacquainting myself with this great site that has a feast of interesting & unusual railway memorabilia. First, as it is surrounded by mainline tracks, you need to come through the site’s unusual entrance. You park by the mainline station, head inside & then, via a tunnel, pass under the mainline tracks of the station to reach the site. After handing over your entrance money you pass by the working coaling stage & head […]

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