Monthly Archives: November 2015

Looking backwards

Years ago it was still possible to make use of a direct train service between Oxford and Cambridge. A single-track two-carriage diesel unit ambled slowly from village to village or hamlet halt along the way, crossing the West Coast main … Continue reading

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Around here

We live in Hanslope, a village in Buckinghamshire.  This morning I asked a local craftsman if he was ‘around here.’ He said no – his family was from Castlethorpe, these past 350 years. So, not from here. Castlethorpe is all … Continue reading

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