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« on: August 02, 2020, 02:23:06 pm »

On my extended walk this morning to buy a newspaper, I popped into Tilehurst Station for the sake of nostalgia.  There's a new refreshment van there, slightly smaller (and in better nick) than the pre-Covid one. A sign says that it's open from 8 to 12 on weekdays, which struck me as slightly curious times as most commuters bound for London would have caught their trains by then, and perhaps it's that sort of customer who's more in need of a caffeine fix than those heading only for Reading.

Back in Normal Times, there didn't seem to be much trade for the previous van after about 0915.

Not that I have any idea of how many people are using the train services nowadays.

Sad to see even more rubbish than usual around and behind the memorial bench to Jack Stockton, with beer cans and crisp packaging being prominent. (I'm not suggesting any connection to the refreshment van.)
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 05:17:11 pm »

In a related note - the coffee shop at Goring & Streatley now appears to be permanently closed (as announced in local media). Does anyone know if the same fate has met Pangbourne's facility?
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 06:59:26 pm »

In a related note - the coffee shop at Goring & Streatley now appears to be permanently closed (as announced in local media). Does anyone know if the same fate has met Pangbourne's facility?

I'm not sure, but it was also very heavily reliant on commuter custom, which, as we know, has slowed to a trickle since mid-March.
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