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Sorry Mary, not quite sure what your married name is? Goldie comes to mind, you’ll need to sort me out on that. Do you remember the days of our childhood school holidays when our parents would take us by train down to the sandy coastal beaches of Troon and Barassie (always my favourite)? Our parents would commandeer a carriage and we would all pile in, the Bains, Mirleeses and Tyries all together. Happy days indeed and the sun always shone, have to say though that much as I loved these jaunts to the seaside, once I discovered the hills that did for the seashore. Our mothers were great friends brought together I guess by the Second World War, they both survived their husbands, mine by twenty years and your Mum "Chestine" by nearly a lifetime. I remember her very well, as a child I thought she was very exotic and could never understand how a Nordic lass ended up in Hurlford, that’s life eh?
“Take a message to Mary
But don’t tell her where I am
Take a message to Mary
But don’t say I’m in a jam”
The Evesham Vale Light Railway operates in Evesham Country Park in Worcestershire, England, where it opened in August 2002. Constructed at 15 in (381 mm) gauge, the line runs for over a mile through the park, including a lengthy section through the fruit orchards. Passengers are conveyed throughout the year, although operations tend to be limited to weekends during school term time, becoming a daily service during school holidays.
Trains run from Twyford Station, opposite the country park’s main Car Park. The run takes around 10–15 minutes, through the Apple Orchard and around the Balloon Loop to Evesham Vale Station. Here, there is a few minutes break. Passengers can either break their journey here and enjoy a picnic or country walk (returning on a later train), or simply get out for a look at the locomotive. The EVLR staff are always on hand to answer questions. The train then carries on, out of the Balloon Loop, upgrade towards Twyford Station. The locomotive is then turned and run round ready for the next departure.
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We’re just days away from Xmas and the school holidays – up and down the coast millions of people will converge on little coastal communities.
Usually the band has a gig for NYE – the last time down at beautiful Narooma on the NSW South Coast but this year will be hitting the City with the other millions who aren’t on the coast.
Image by Craig Sillitoe Photography
Werribee Open Range Zoo school holiday night program practice run. Pic By Craig Sillitoe CSZ/The Sunday Age.29/6/2011 melbourne photographers, commercial photographers, industrial photographers, corporate photographer, architectural photographers, This photograph can be used for non commercial uses with attribution. Credit: Craig Sillitoe Photography / www.csillitoe.com