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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.


150232 first sighting in the new GWR green

Caught on the Kindle at Portsmouth Harbour station February 2016. Looks smart.

A vast improvement from the ‘lets pretend to be a bus’ blue.


Best's Wines Great Western - 31/01/2016

These were wines that I tasted while visiting Best’s Wines in Great Western, on their invitation to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the estate’s establishment , and also to record an episode of… 225 more words

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Quartz Hill of the Pyrenees

One of the best things about wine writing, is that every now and then, a little nugget shines that little more brighter than the others, and those fresh discoveries are what I love about wine. 252 more words

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