September 10th 2022
The Isle of Man Railways
in Movie and Stills. 18.30 hrs
During a recent railway ramble from Umberleigh we came across this charming timber framed chapel.
To my surprise I now find this has a railway connection in that it was built in 1874 for GWR workers. Known as a chapel of ease, it is a building other than the parish church which was provided where people could not reach the parish church conveniently. Located near the railway line, I guess it saved railway workers living in nearby cottages from trekking to the parish church in Chittlehampton.
Regards Andrew Hickson
5th September 2022
I made a fleeting visit to Swindon Station on Bank Holiday Monday my first visit there in fifty nine years !! I enclose a photo (apologies about the quality) from that particular visit 1963, which included a tour around The Works, all sadly gone now. The shot shows 6980 Llanrumney Hall passing through on the centre road with a mixed freight, unfortunately the loco had already lost it's nameplates.
This is a little postscript to my earlier email about my visit to Swindon last Bank Holiday Monday.
The photograph enclosed of Swindon in it's hey day came about as I ended up in conversation with a member of the Station Staff and he very kindly offered me the chance to take a photo of it myself. The photo is kept on the Staff Room wall at Swindon and it's a shot they are all very proud of.
I realise it's not CRS policy with photos like this but I thought that perhaps you'd enjoy seeing it. No doubt you would have a good idea of the year the original photo was taken.
Roy Thanks Roy.