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« Reply #75 on: August 21, 2018, 07:58:20 am »

Though not as disturbing as it would have been in the open top bus  Angry, which I assume wasn't used for this route.

At least one open bus went down Lavington Hill.  Pictured here from the bus behind (we caught up with it in Market Lavington village)

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« Reply #76 on: August 21, 2018, 09:22:42 am »

Some information on the actual numbers visiting Imber Church on Imber Bus day.

Last year, 3,500 visitors – helped by the special rail excursion and a nice sunny day.
This year, 1,772 visitors – not helped by the appalling unreliability of the rail service at present !
Sunday after the bus day, 774 visitors (including 100 for the folk concert)
Monday, (yesterday), 223 visitors.

More details on Imber Church and this August’s open times are available here:  http://www.imberchurch.org.uk/index.html

Many thanks to Neil Skelton for supplying me with the visitor numbers.
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« Reply #77 on: August 21, 2018, 10:30:30 am »

I didn't realise that the roads across the Imber Range are open all this week until the 25th so I might drive over one day this week and take photos of my Ford Fusion with hulks of the tanks, the danger signs, the Imber buildings and the church as backgrounds to my piccys. 
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« Reply #78 on: August 21, 2018, 01:32:25 pm »

Just picked up this article in todays Independent ;-

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/features/on-the-road-to-nowhere-a-routemaster-trip-to-remember-9692436.html
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« Reply #79 on: August 21, 2018, 02:54:49 pm »


It's a shame there are several factual errors early on in it. And where did 'the rain keeps on falling' bit come from  Sad?
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« Reply #80 on: August 21, 2018, 03:14:42 pm »

If you look at the date on the article it is clear why the reference to rain is there.  It is dated August 2014
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« Reply #81 on: August 21, 2018, 05:09:07 pm »

If you look at the date on the article it is clear why the reference to rain is there.  It is dated August 2014

Ah I was misled by martyjon's use of the word 'today'.  Grin
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« Reply #82 on: August 21, 2018, 05:12:38 pm »

If you look at the date on the article it is clear why the reference to rain is there.  It is dated August 2014

I'll hold my hands up and confess I only read the Tuesday part of the date before posting the link but on reading the article thought this is old stuff re-cycled and then NEVER re-checked the actual article date. sorry.
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« Reply #83 on: August 21, 2018, 08:24:46 pm »

I didn't realise that the roads across the Imber Range are open all this week until the 25th so I might drive over one day this week and take photos of my Ford Fusion with hulks of the tanks, the danger signs, the Imber buildings and the church as backgrounds to my piccys. 

I'm planning on taking a drive to Imber on Friday afternoon.
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« Reply #84 on: December 22, 2018, 12:39:09 pm »

Haven't seen this little "ALL tHE STATIONS" duos film report on this years event back in August until earlier today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdNwwAXKCUM
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« Reply #85 on: December 22, 2018, 06:55:32 pm »

If you watch the above little film from Geof and Vicky you can play spot Western Pathfinder!..
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« Reply #86 on: December 22, 2018, 07:43:59 pm »

If you watch the above little film from Geof and Vicky you can play spot Western Pathfinder!..

Finding the path from the church down to the bus stop, and just about to make a western passage of Chris and Vicki
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« Reply #87 on: December 22, 2018, 09:38:07 pm »

That's one and at the risk of sounding rather like Where's Wally I do turn up one more time.
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« Reply #88 on: December 25, 2018, 07:08:26 pm »

Access to Imber village/Church over the Christmas & New Year period.

http://www.imberchurch.org.uk/events.html
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« Reply #89 on: February 04, 2019, 09:15:09 pm »

This year's event is on 17 August.  Put it in your diary.  Also the LT 4TC unit will be visiting Warminster on a UK Railtours special.
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