Category Archives: Out and about

Guessing the tune

The turning back of the clocks brought the turning back of the weather, well, for a few hours of the day at least. The clouds broke the sun shone and the temperature rose into the midteens. Driving southward from Worcester … Continue reading

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Maritime dreams

In a cloud of spray, the lorry bearing the logo of Maritime Transport rolled steadily down the M5 motorway in Somerset. The  trailer was buffeted by the strong winds and surface water left by the heavy rain parted like a … Continue reading

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An odd sign

It is some years since I last noticed the sign. Checking recently, it was still there. Walking through Langport, you can cut from the church at the top of The Hill, past the old Saint Gilda’s Convent, and down Priest … Continue reading

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A tramway on Dartmoor

My final year at secondary school was spent in a leisurely manner. Having passed the examinations required to go on to sixth form college a year early, 1976-77 was passed doing things that were interesting – the three examinable subjects … Continue reading

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A future in which Grandad could drive

The times being what they are, everything has become hard to predict, particularly traffic. Traffic depends on the times at which people travel and when few companies, institutions and people seem to follow the hours that were once conventional, then … Continue reading

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