fbb was honoured to be invited to lead Don's funeral which took place last Thursday on the Isle of Wight. His career with the railways was interrupted by the Second World War where he trained in the Catering Corps. Whilst based at Hitchin, he met his future wife, the late Mollie, who was based at Henlow Camp.
A highlight of his signalman's career was when he "saved" the Devon Belle from disaster.
Don had a simple faith of service and commitment.
After a long period of illness and decline, he will be overjoyed to be with his Saviour and God in heaven!
Fortunately for the family finances, not a full sized one but a model. Corgi Original Omnibus produced a delightful model of a Northampton Corporation Daimler CV6 in its tradition crimson livery, buses with which fbb was familiar in his youth.
When the model first appeared, your stingy blogger considered it too expensive for a simple piece of very personal memorabilia.
But a couple of week ago one came on to the second hand market at a bearable price. So fbb bought it.
fbb does think, however, that the Corgi cream is too cream!
The BooBees Bus
The BooBees is a collection of women who have recovered from breast cancer and this charity featured recently in Manchester. A bus, manned (peopled?) entirely by folk who had, in one way or another, been affected by breast cancer has been touring the city.
Signs of the Times - Wrong Times
Last week a Sheffield contact was ambling along West Street towards the city when he espied this electronic display.