How Possible? How Much?
Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Bidding For Bideford
Todays Barnstaple Station was once Barnstaple Junction with routes splitting to Ilfracombe and Bideford as shown above. Looking North from the footbridge at the end of the plasters in the good old days, we see the complex junctions that were then in everyday use.
Clearances are tight as you approach Instow ...
Thereafter it should be straightforward along the banks of the River Torridge ...
And possibly, one fine day in a year or so, you will be trundling aboard your hybrid hydrogen Hayabusa driven multiple unit train into one of the existing platforms at Bideford Station.
Yes, it is feasible at a reasonable cost. Let us hope that the LibDems can muster enough support to make it happen.
Alas, trundling by train from Bideford to Ilfracombe seems far less likely.
Tomorrow's blog reveals why!
Wellingborough at the Weekend
Catering Quality Compromised
Like most felines, Mr Tubbles is a fussy eater. Whiskas "pouches" are just about acceptable, but recently purchased offerings from Tesco's own brand are refused as if infused with poison! So, after his usual short nap (0930 to 1630 approx) ...
Mr Tubbles was offered something of quality for his tea.
No! He marched off in disgust. It was only later that his staff (the fbbs) examined the side of the packet.Tesco brand! Mrs fbb, who made the purchase, had no idea - but Mr Tubbles knew straight away.
You cannot fool a determined cat!
Next Non-Opening blog : Thursday 15th July