I belong to the Rail group in Congleton U3A organisation and I had opportunity for a bit of reminiscing on a meeting entitled ‘Memories of Steam’. The terrace house at 26 Heathcote Place, Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire where I was born in 1942  bordered a railway line. It linked the Town  and the Sutton Junction stations, a distance … Continue reading THE ‘PENNY EMMA’ TRAIN

Chasing Dragons

This Christmas holiday I went with some of family to see the last film  in the trilogy of The Hobbit . I had seen the first one but missed the second. Whilst the 5 battles were relentless,  the filming of the dragon Smaug breathing his fire over the Lake village was spectacular.   Then next day I … Continue reading Chasing Dragons