Dorset life, Railway, travel

The Swanage Railway and some good timing – The Dorset Rambler

I had an awesome walk at the end of last week – 19 miles from Sandbanks to Wareham around Poole Harbour. It is the longest walk I have done for 6 months because of my ankle problems and it leads me to hope that the problems may have been partly caused by the damp, cold…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/04/03/the-swanage-railway-and-some-good-timing/

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Dorset life, Nature, travel

Oink, Oink – Sunday fun shot :) – The Dorset Rambler

Couldn’t resist this 🙂 I spotted it on a walk recently – it was part of a row of railway sleepers being used as a barn wall. I know what you are thinking, isn’t it strange the things that catch The Dorset Rambler’s eye 🙂 ! Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings. Until…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/04/07/oink-oink-sunday-fun-shot/

3mm Society, 7mm, Beer, Railway, Railway days, travel

Ally Pally exhibition

Mr P and I visited the BRM sponsored MRC exhibition at Alexandra Palace yesterday.

Because on engineering works at the Cross we took the London Overground up to Highbury & Islington and then Great Northern to Alexandra Palace.

After a walk up the hill (both wishing we’d caught the bus) and a pint we went round the exhibition.

One observation was that it was a case of hunt the layout due to the vast number of trade stands. Some layouts we had both seen before whilst others were new to us.

Here are the photos

Cambrian (0)

Hornby Harry Potter

North Foreland (0)

Andy Cudducks C&L Layout

C/w Getty the gas axe!

Rather nice Blue period N

Colin Wilson Eastern Region EM layout

L&Y (4mm)

Wickwar (N)

Fenchurch St Peters (4mm)

Lower Exbury (4mm)

Rolvendon (4mm)

Ealing Road (Model Railway Challenge)

& of course the scale no exhibition should be without

3mm – Ballyconnel Road

All in all a good exhibition. Also we had an ahhh moment – hedgehog 🦔 numbers are seriously reduced so fundraising well in hand!

Bus back to the station and some LNER action whilst waiting for the train home.

Dorset life, Nature, travel

The Past Revealed at Kimmeridge – The Dorset Rambler

Erosion is a serious threat to our coastlines which are constantly receding at a frightening rate. This is particularly the case along the cliffs at Kimmeridge as they are somewhat volatile. However, just occasionally erosion can bring to light relics from the past that have lain dormant and hidden for many years……and I am not…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/03/04/the-past-revealed-at-kimmeridge/

Dorset life, Nature, travel

Winter Trees in the Sunset – The Dorset Rambler

I guess this kind of follows on from my previous post. I just love the winter trees, especially when silhouetted against a sunset sky, with that beautiful tracery of branches and twigs. They are like exploding fireworks, or spiders’ webs, but in negative. In summer, these will just be an apparent solid mass as foliage…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/03/12/winter-trees-in-the-sunset/

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No trams between Sandilands and Birkbeck/Elmers End on Sunday 3 and Sunday 10 March until 4pm @TramsLondon | East Croydon Community Organisation

A bus replacement service will operate between East Croydon and Birkbeck/Elmers End. Transport for London have provided the following summary of the work taking place  Blackhorse Lane bridge Sunday 3 March, between 01:00 and 16:00 Sunday 10 March between 01:00 and 16:00 As part of ongoing work our contractor will be stress testing of the…
— Read on eastcroydon.org.uk/2019/03/01/no-trams-between-sandilands-and-birkbeck-elmers-end-on-sunday-3-and-sunday-10-march-until-4pm-tramslondon/

British History, Buildings I like, Life, travel

Winchester: A Place For Legends – The Southerner Blogs

One uncharacteristically warm and bright Sunday, we decided to finally make a long-awaited trip to Winchester. The town of Winchester is located in Hampshire and is arguably one of the most historically significant places in England.  Winchester was known as Venta Belgarum during the Roman reign and also spent time as a fortified town during…
— Read on thesouthernerblogs.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/mysteries-myths-in-winchester/