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« Reply #795 on: September 23, 2021, 12:54:50 pm »

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Richard Osman's mind blown after visit to Bristol Temple Meads Station

Bemused by absence of M&S at transport hub

There are lots of things the very clever Richard Osman knows - how to create and present long-running quiz shows and pen hugely successful crime novels to name but two.

But there are some things that can still blow his mind - and that includes why Bristol Temple Meads doesn't have an M&S.

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On twitter yesterday, his comment "It still blows my mind that Bristol Temple Meads station doesn't have an M&S" prompted a lot of reaction on twitter.

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[...] [a] japester said: "So it’s called Britol Teple ead, then??"

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« Reply #796 on: September 23, 2021, 05:01:50 pm »

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Richard Osman's mind blown after visit to Bristol Temple Meads Station

Bemused by absence of M&S at transport hub

There are lots of things the very clever Richard Osman knows - how to create and present long-running quiz shows and pen hugely successful crime novels to name but two.

But there are some things that can still blow his mind - and that includes why Bristol Temple Meads doesn't have an M&S.

[...]

On twitter yesterday, his comment "It still blows my mind that Bristol Temple Meads station doesn't have an M&S" prompted a lot of reaction on twitter.

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[...] [a] japester said: "So it’s called Britol Teple ead, then??"

see full article
Source: Bristol Live


Mr Osman should spare a thought for us on this side of the Channel, where due to Brexit-related intransigence and incompetence, we are to lose all of our M&S stores except those situated within major transport hubs.

Luckily this includes Paris Montparnasse, where the TGVs (Train a Grande Vitesse) from Brittany terminate, because if it didn't, then you can forget AUKUS, my wife will show you what a proper international diplomatic incident looks like if she can no longer get her M&S Teacakes...
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« Reply #797 on: September 24, 2021, 08:05:12 am »

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Luckily this includes Paris Montparnasse, where the TGVs (Train a Grande Vitesse) from Brittany terminate, because if it didn't, then you can forget AUKUS, my wife will show you what a proper international diplomatic incident looks like if she can no longer get her M&S Teacakes...
The teacakes they use in their café is not the same as those found in their shop unfortunately.
We love the café ones, less keen on the shop ones  Cry
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« Reply #798 on: September 24, 2021, 10:45:11 am »

Mr Osman obviously didn’t take a look inside WH Smith, as it is now a half WH Smith/half M&S food.
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« Reply #799 on: September 24, 2021, 10:57:56 am »

All this talk of purchasing sustenance at Temple Meads reminds me.  Has any one seen if anything seems to be happening at Bonaparte's recently?  Hands up, I forgot to have a look last week, even though I walked past it
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« Reply #800 on: September 24, 2021, 12:39:50 pm »

Rail Advent have an article here on progress on the new east entrance.  It gives me the impression that work is currently continuing on the entrance, if unseen, as it talks of installing the entrance and barriers "in autumn".  It's less clear about the new entrance building as this seems to be still in the planning stage.
See what you make of it:

https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2021/09/network-rail-completes-foundations-for-new-entrance-at-bristol-temple-meads.html
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« Reply #801 on: September 24, 2021, 01:01:36 pm »

All this talk of purchasing sustenance at Temple Meads reminds me.  Has any one seen if anything seems to be happening at Bonaparte's recently?  Hands up, I forgot to have a look last week, even though I walked past it
As long as the pasty place in the tunnel is still there...
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« Reply #802 on: September 24, 2021, 05:06:07 pm »

As long as the pasty place in the tunnel is still there...

Noted you didn't call it a Cornish pasty place - thank you
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