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Author Topic: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 112636 times)
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« Reply #390 on: November 16, 2020, 03:05:47 pm »

Living on a street in Sneyd Park, Bristol with the same name as his was an ambition for someone I know. The road is Julian Close but as far as I'm aware he's not moved there yet.
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« Reply #391 on: November 16, 2020, 04:52:27 pm »

My mum used to know a Mrs Nelson who lived in Nelson House on Nelson Street in Stroud. She was a music teacher and there was a Nelson School in Stroud at that time (closed some decades ago, I think)... but also she didn't teach there.
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« Reply #392 on: November 16, 2020, 08:15:16 pm »

My last ship in the RN was HMS Birmingham - a fellow mess member was Chief Petty Officer Birmingham !
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« Reply #393 on: November 16, 2020, 10:17:46 pm »

Before we get back on to the subject again, or at least close to it, a school chum's dad was called George Cross. His mother was Victoria. I'm surprised they didn't call him Maltese. I can recall tales of military men called Sergeant Major and Major Sergeant in the same outfit, and an Inspector Constable in Avon and Somerset Constabulary, who was presumably Constable Constable when he joined.
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« Reply #394 on: November 16, 2020, 10:44:04 pm »

At a College of Horticulture where my father worked in the 1960s a lot of the staff had appropriate surnames: Plant, Gale, Frost and Clay
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« Reply #395 on: January 19, 2021, 04:56:54 pm »

Another Bridge bash. This time on the Lymington branch.

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/19022730.lorry-crashes-ampress-bridge-a337-lymington/
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« Reply #396 on: February 10, 2021, 02:05:50 pm »

Update on Last September's incident in Winchester.
The Hampshire Chronicle reports today that the bus driver has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and will appear in court in April.
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« Reply #397 on: March 04, 2021, 08:29:10 pm »

I don't think you can!

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« Reply #398 on: March 05, 2021, 05:48:05 am »


B&Q regularly hit the Trewoon bridge near st Austell. (The one being replaced in another thread)
They use double decker trucks, both main road routes from the A30 to st Austell have bridges too low for double deck trucks!
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