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Author Topic: West Somerset Railway - heritage line, Bishops Lydeard to Minehead - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 106570 times)
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« Reply #105 on: May 21, 2014, 08:02:17 pm »

Indeed FT,N. Most prescient of you. Crystal ball was working well.

What are the EuroMillions numbers for this week please.  Tongue Wink Grin
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« Reply #106 on: May 21, 2014, 08:06:49 pm »

What are the EuroMillions numbers for this week please.  Tongue Wink Grin

They're here for the main numbers:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

and

and the stars are here:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

I'm not sure which yet, though

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« Reply #107 on: May 21, 2014, 08:28:51 pm »

I got the right numbers, but not necessarily for the right weeks... (Cue Andre Preview)

The two charities may decide to form a separate not-for-profit company, with directors appointed by both, to handle all the formalities here. That way, only one corporate body is involved, making the process simpler.
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« Reply #108 on: May 22, 2014, 07:56:26 pm »

I got the right numbers, but not necessarily for the right weeks... (Cue Andre Preview)

Andrew Preview if you please.




Edit note: Quote marks fixed. CfN
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« Reply #109 on: May 23, 2014, 06:58:30 am »

That's easy for you to say...
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« Reply #110 on: March 12, 2015, 07:36:31 pm »

From the BBC:

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Somerset councillor David Huxtable censured over conduct in railway bid process


Somerset County Council wanted to sell the freehold of West Somerset Railway but shelved the proposal because neither bidder met the council's criteria

A politician has been censured for bringing his office into disrepute over the sale of a heritage railway.

An investigation found Somerset County Council cabinet member David Huxtable breached the authority's code of conduct during the sale of West Somerset Railway's freehold.

His impartiality was questioned after a Freedom of Information request released emails he shared with a bidder.

The council confirmed Mr Huxtable had now resigned from his cabinet position.

Two groups - the West Somerset Railway Association and West Somerset Railway Plc - bid for the railway's freehold. Mr Huxtable was to sign off the sale.

However, after emails between Mr Huxtable, a Conservative, and Roger Bush from the West Somerset Railway Association were released, their relationship was described as "cosy" by fellow councillor, Mike Rigby, an independent.

The emails showed various statements from Mr Huxtable including:
"I would have thought Mike Rigby would be making a big mistake if he made too much of this proposed transfer of freehold. Perhaps that needs pointing out to him. The quieter this is kept, the better, and making a fuss could be construed as damaging for the railway."
"I think I might open my 'media campaign' which will point out that it is not in the public interest for the Plc to hold the freehold."

A standards committee hearing panel found Mr Huxtable had used his position improperly to give another person an advantage, and conducted himself in a manner which could bring the council into disrepute.

Council leader John Osman said: "This is obviously a devastating outcome for a councillor who has devoted more than 30 years to public service."

He described Mr Huxtable's decision to resign from his cabinet position as an "honourable step to take".

The sale of West Somerset Railway's freehold is currently on hold because neither bidder met the council's criteria.
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« Reply #111 on: November 02, 2015, 07:25:38 pm »

For some years the West Somerset Railway have run special trains from Bishops Lydeard in connection with the Dunster by candlelight event.
This year, the special trains will NOT be calling at Dunster. According to the local newspaper this is due to concerns about the footpath from the station to the village being unlit!

What nonsense ! The footpath never has been lit, and most locals are well aware of this. For the benefit of visitors unaware of the lack of lighting, there is clear advice in publicity material to "bring a torch"

In previous years there has been a shuttle bus from Minehead station to Dunster village for those who don't fancy the walk. But this year the bus will be the only option for those arriving by rail. Some doubt that the bus service will be adequate for ALL those attending rather than just those who don't fancy the walk.
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« Reply #112 on: May 18, 2016, 06:36:21 pm »

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-36322169

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Steam trains have been suspended on a heritage railway after an "old military device" was found near a station.

West Somerset Railway (WSR), which runs steam and diesel trains, said services had been suspended "for safety reasons".

According to reports, the device was dislodged from a bank and rolled on to the track.

Police have cordoned off a large area near Watchet station and Brendan Road has been closed as a precaution.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said officers were at the railway station following the discovery of "what is believed to be an old military device".

"The small device will now be examined by experts from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit," he added.

Despite the talk on social media, there is no official suggestion that this is a modern act of terrorism.
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« Reply #113 on: May 18, 2016, 08:53:01 pm »

There's a photo somewhere of the rusty item somewhere I've seen, will find it tomorrow. It's not modern for sure
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« Reply #114 on: May 18, 2016, 09:13:09 pm »

Heritage grenade on a heritage railway perhaps?  Tongue
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« Reply #115 on: May 18, 2016, 09:36:34 pm »

There's a photo somewhere of the rusty item somewhere I've seen, will find it tomorrow. It's not modern for sure

It's on the page I linked to above  Grin or directly at http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/A692/production/_89724624_img_5128.jpg

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« Reply #116 on: May 19, 2016, 02:23:13 am »

It seems one has to tread carefully in this part of Somerset.

You never know what you might find, so just Watchet, okay.
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« Reply #117 on: May 19, 2016, 09:14:44 am »


Yup, that's it...
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« Reply #118 on: May 19, 2016, 09:29:34 am »

It seems one has to tread carefully in this part of Somerset.

You never know what you might find, so just Watchet, okay.

Never take a trip on the WSR with BNM, he'll be Taunton you to the end of the line. 
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« Reply #119 on: May 19, 2016, 10:31:11 am »

I have - and dumped him at Dunster, or was it Blue Anchor can't remember now.   Grin
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