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Why I Love All the Stations

Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe, sickened by 2016, resolved to do something, anything. The thing they resolved to do was visit all of the UK’s  stations over the spring and summer of 2017, and to make ‘a documentary’ about the trip.

Here are the Rules, and what counts as a station ; http://allthestations.co.uk/about/

There are 2563 stations, between Penzance and Wick. The . . . → Read More: Why I Love All the Stations

Ownership

This picture is from about 1890/1900, taken from Wales, and looking into England – the bridge marks the boundary. The first house on the right is ours. You can see that the track in front of our house leads down to a ford, at that time still in use, parallel to the Lugg Bridge. There was also a second parallel ford on the other side, . . . → Read More: Ownership

Carr’s Herefordshire, with extras….

This is JL Carr’s map of Herefordshire (taken in a winter window, so there’s a bit of glare.)

Readers of this blog will remember the post earlier this year, where I wrote about solving the mystery of why JL Carr’s ‘A Month in the Country’ signs off with the words, ‘Stocken, Presteigne, 1978.’ Mr Danny Powell, who grew up at Stocken and lived there for . . . → Read More: Carr’s Herefordshire, with extras….