And there, mysteriously, were several massive concrete bunkers, shaped like giant teacups about 20 feet high [3 metres] and protected by high fences with the late 1950s equivalent of razor wire. The boys left in a hurry! The Riddle of Ravenstone Wood, indeed!
Meanwhile, the pedantically observant amongst our readers will search in vain for Salcey Forest station on the map above. That is because the map dates from 1913 by which time Salcey Forest station was but a lonely memory; just a hut used by the farmer remained in 1955. It was located on the blue line just above the first "n" of Ravenstone; and, from a potential passenger point of view, was in the middle of nowhere.
Next blog : due Monday May 30th