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Author Topic: 10 years ago today - the Sunday Express  (Read 2028 times)
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« on: February 11, 2017, 07:46:51 PM »

I came across this cutting in Dad's archive as we were doing some sorting today - just noticed that it's exactly 10 years to the day ... from the Sunday Express, 11th February 2007:

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 12:11:46 AM »

Oh grahame - any mention of Jenny Aguttur stirs something in me!

Get thee to a nunnery! (Hang on - she did, didn't she?)
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 08:03:48 AM »

Perhaps I should not mention that film shot in the Australian countryside then?!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 08:31:25 AM »

"That" film - Walkabout - got me in trouble at school.

We had a film club on a Saturday night and I was looking through the catalogue and saw Jenny Agutter's name listed by the film.  "Oh she was in the Railway Children, that'll be fine".

It would have been had not some first former written home to mummy......
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 02:35:26 PM »

Perhaps I should not mention that film shot in the Australian countryside then?!!


My billy just boiled over...
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 03:31:03 PM »

Perhaps I should not mention that film shot in the Australian countryside then?!!


Or the shower scene in An American Werewolf in London...
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 03:32:54 PM »

It would have been had not some first former written home to mummy......

Was it molesworth 2, who is a wet and a weed as any fule kno?
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 03:13:52 PM »

Oh, alright then...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFx2twDVsmQ

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2017, 10:08:48 PM »

Oh, alright then...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFx2twDVsmQ

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Modern sensibilities too. What with Ms Agutter being 16 at the time of filming.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2017, 10:44:31 PM »

Modern sensibilities too. What with Ms Agutter being 16 at the time of filming.

Age shall not weary them. She isn't much older than me, and frankly, the years have been kinder to her.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2017, 10:46:15 AM »

Again looking back to the early days of campaigning for appropriate public transport in our area, I gave a talk "Evolution of a Campaign" to Melksham Rotary last night ... good to have the notes written down to remind me, and a few of the pictures too. And a reminder of just how far we have come.

Talk at http://www.twcrp.org.uk/rotarytalk.pdf
Pictures to show during talk at http://www.twcrp.org.uk/rotaryslides.pdf

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Transport Minister on Radio 4 - "We can't run a train service just for Mr Ellis"

Cabinet member on Wiltshire Council - "Please stop having people write to me. It wastes taxpayer's money answering them"

Managing Director, First Great Western - "We don't need or want all the extra passengers available"

DfT - "Consultation inputs were very few and not unanimous in keeping even the proposed (reduced) service"
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 12:51:09 PM »


Cabinet member on Wiltshire Council - "Please stop having people write to me. It wastes taxpayer's money answering them"


That's truly astonishing. Is he/she still a cabinet member? One would hope not.
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 01:01:07 PM »


Cabinet member on Wiltshire Council - "Please stop having people write to me. It wastes taxpayer's money answering them"


That's truly astonishing. Is he/she still a cabinet member? One would hope not.

Within the last couple of months the councillor in question dropped from cabinet member to a less onerous portfolio holder position.  Times move on, and it's good for us to be looking to the future; especially if petrol and diesel cars are to be banned in under 30 years, the financial case for improving the trunk road from the M4 near Chippenham southward through the county and past Warminster may be eclipsed by a rail plan, and the councillor in question will for ever be associated with seeking bypasses along that road.   

On a positive note, should road schemes as well as rail now be costed on 30 year benefits rather that 60 for road and 30 for rail?
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 01:26:30 PM »

We had quite a good rail plan until recently - electrify the GWML.

Joined-up Government...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 09:06:51 PM »

We had quite a good rail plan until recently - electrify the GWML.

Joined-up Government...  Roll Eyes

If they'd carried on with the electrification at the rate it was going, they may have just about got to Bristol at the same time that Petrol/Diesel cars are banned as announced today!  Cheesy
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