Snape Maltings

On the way back from the Driscoll Summer break in Great Yarmouth, I came back home on the A12 and made a detour to Snape Maltings near Aideburgh in Suffolk. The Malting’s were turned into a major concert hall by Benjamin Britten when they were closed by the Maltsters in the late 1960’s (Swonnells I believe). The complex is also home to a range of small shops and for a pretty penny, homes. Not much left of the old railway yard outside except a small tree covered office and the former goods agents house. The building is amazing hence the large number of photos and  a couple of Boxer dogs and a Morris Minor to boot.

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On the Kent and East Sussex – again

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More Kent & East Sussex

Originally posted on Locksands Life:

The Kent and East Sussex Railway is a line full of interest, with bits of family history thrown in for good measure.

These days it is a ‘heritage’ line running from Bodiam to Tenterden. It had been built, as a light railway and opened in 1900. In terms of where it went, traffic expectations can’t have been great. It left the Tonbridge to Hastings line at Robertsbridge and passed somewhere near various small villages to a station called Tenterden but now called Rolvenden. It isn’t that close to either place. An extension to what is a well sited station in Tenterden opened in 1903. A further extension to Headcorn, on the main line from London to Dover was opened in 1905.

The line was one of several railways which were operated by Colonel Stephens from his office in Tonbridge. The Colonel Stephens lines were renowned for making do, basic facilities…

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Chailey 2014

August – so it must be Jelly & Ice Cream day in Chailey, Sussex (East or West not quite sure). A collection of layouts mainly of a narrow gauge persuasion with a few others from different scales thrown in the mix  (spot the 3mm) makes for a pleasant afternoons socialising and railway modelling at its best. A big thank you to Chris Ford and his lovely wife Karen for organising the day with the assistance of that nice Mr Hill.

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