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Seppelt St Peters Shiraz 2006

I read this article about it being the 150th anniversary of Seppelt and the 50th release of the iconic St Peters shiraz which provided me incentive to see how the 2006 vintage had developed in bottle. 287 more words

Daily Happenings

An Old Friend

So long ago, what must be well more than 30 years now, I visited this place with my father and this little engine was running happily on a small line garnering less attention than a larger more illustrious visitor some yards away.   106 more words


19th August 1921. Railway Groupings.

The largest company which emerged from the 1921  Railway Act amalgamations was the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company (LMS) with a staff of 233,000. 516 more words


What fate for a Bath footbridge?

Railway footbridge 10565 is one of the countless crossings of the main line to London erected since Brunel linked Bristol Temple Meads to Paddington on behalf of the Great Western Railway Company. 1,664 more words


17th April 1794. Kennet and Avon.

A survival of the great steam age can be seen at Crofton, Wiltshire where the piston operated Boulton and Watt, engine pumped water into locks of the Kennet and Avon Canal. 424 more words


Bristol/Bath rail closure over Easter.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is urging commuters to plan ahead to during the forthcoming closure of the railway between Bath and Bristol.

The line between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads will be closed between Saturday, 2 April, and Sunday, 10 April, while Network Rail carries out modernisation work, in preparation for the electrification of the historic Great Western Line. 583 more words


43188 in GWR green- HST still looking good

Captured on Kindle at Truro on a wet January morning.

The GWR green is a vast improvement on First bus blue.