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1  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where were bobm and I today, 26th September 2018? on: September 28, 2018, 01:30:13 am
So that's where we were... (it was a good lunch!).   Grin

Vale of the White Horse Inn, by any chance?  Wink

2  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: MetroBus on: September 19, 2018, 09:29:15 pm
Fred was great - West Country, through and through.  He had a song about the Harry Brown - remember her?

I saw him live once, down in Somerset: "Do you know, the number of people who think the M5 is cobblestones beyond Taunton ... ?"

CfN.  Wink
3  All across the Great Western territory / Buses and other ways to travel / Re: Car Parking in Salisbury on: September 16, 2018, 09:01:10 pm
Ongoing, apparently - from the BBC:

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Police seal off Salisbury restaurant over 'medical incident'

Police have sealed off a restaurant in Salisbury and the surrounding area after two people were taken ill.

The ambulance service called officers to Prezzo, in High Street, at 18:45 BST following "a medical incident" involving a man and a woman.

Wiltshire Police said the cordon was a precaution while it established "what has led them to fall ill".

The ambulance service said the patients were conscious at the last update and were being treated at the scene.

South Western Ambulance Service said it was first called at 17:38 BST.

A witness reported seeing a person in a hazardous material suit in attendance.

Sam Proudfoot, 16, said: "There's a man in a full white body suit with a mask to his mouth going in and out of the back of the ambulance and the restaurant."

4  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: 6th October 2018 - Taunton on: September 16, 2018, 08:44:52 pm
Is refreshment to be taken afterwards at the Plough pub in Taunton ?

It most certainly is (posting personally).  Wink  I have fond memories of the selection of real ales to be enjoyed there.  Cheesy Grin

5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 14, 2018, 01:16:15 am
Meanwhile:  3. is on Eastgate Street, in Gloucester.  Wink

6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 14, 2018, 12:26:41 am
As any fule kno, that is not Taunton.  Wink

7  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 14, 2018, 12:06:31 am
No, 8. is not Evercreech Junction.  That was curved platforms, with much wider trackbed between them.

I cannot suggest any alternative location, just at the moment - but I'm still digging!  Grin

8  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: BITE card - discount card for use at railway station outlets on: September 12, 2018, 10:11:14 pm
I used my Bite card within the station at Bristol Temple Meads twice, on Sunday 2 September 2018 - and despite their discount being applied, the prices were still eye-watering. I suspect you're lucky to get 5% off, so it's hardly worth bothering these days, frankly.  Roll Eyes

9  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Preserved railway lines, Railtours and other rail based attractions / Re: Heritage railway dangers on: August 29, 2018, 06:06:08 pm
I was going to pitch in here, but decided to put that on ice for the moment.  Lips sealed

10  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: A new way of surveying? on: August 25, 2018, 10:38:48 pm
Video coverage is probably more accurate, as ridden horses, for example, have been known to 'walk on' carefully over those rubber tubes, as if they were a cattle grid.  Wink

11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Preserved railway lines, Railtours and other rail based attractions / Re: New vantage point on: August 23, 2018, 06:37:39 pm
I enjoy walking along the seawall between Teignmouth and Parsons Tunnel and taking photos of passing trains along the way.

By chance I found a new vantage point near the coastwatch station (and it doesn't involve scrabbling up a grass bank). 

For the information of our readers, I can confirm that my colleague bobm is indeed rather 'disinclined' to do any scrabbling up a grass bank.  Wink Cheesy Grin

12  All across the Great Western territory / Diary - what's happening when? / Re: West Wiltshire Rail Users Group (WWRUG) Public Meeting, Warminster, 11 September on: August 15, 2018, 11:07:02 pm
Thanks for posting that item, dickyc.  Smiley

Unfortunately, due to work commitments, I won't be able to attend, but may I encourage anyone here who is free on that day to do so?

Opportunities for questions to be asked at senior level with GWR, apparently.  Wink

13  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: Merging of TransWilts CRP board posts into this and other boards on: August 15, 2018, 03:15:33 am
Thanks for all your work with that restructuring of the Coffee Shop forum, grahame.  Lips sealed

14  Journey by Journey / TransWilts line / Re: TransWilts Community Rail Partnership on: August 15, 2018, 02:22:25 am
May I thank you for your prompt and appropriate action in those circumstances, grahame.
15  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Tardis - the latest way to travel around Bristol? on: August 07, 2018, 10:44:21 pm
We had coffee together and I brought one back 4 DR,

I do empathize: I remember retrieving his empty coffee cups from under DR's wheelchair for him at the GWR CRP meeting in Barnstaple last year.  Wink

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