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Weston Clevedon and Portishead Light Railway.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Pete Bony, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Pete Bony

    Pete Bony Well-Known Member

    I hope that this is not going to break any forum rules, if so then I will unreservedly apologise in advance. I have just come across this video about the WC&PLR and have watched it twice. My Great Great Grand Father (John Francis Ranald Daniel) was the founder of the Weston Clevedon and Portishead Light Railway. It is a fabulous documentary which lasts for about 30 minutes and is well worth watching (In my opinion) showing quite a lot of interesting facts with plenty of humour which tells us about how this light railway ran back in those days.
    If you do watch it please leave a comment on here.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
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  2. Pete Bony

    Pete Bony Well-Known Member

    Just as an after thought here is a photo of my Great Great Grand Father John Francis Ranald Daniel. (That's what you call a really fine beard)

    JFR Daniel.jpg-for-web-normal.jpg
     
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  3. Softshoe

    Softshoe Member

    Thanks, being a lifelong railway enthusiast I thoroughly enjoyed that programme even though it was clearly at least 40 years old. Just goes to confirm that the past is a different country.
     
  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Is that in Europe or out? We demand to know:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Ah! was he the man who inspired Edward Lear to write this?

    There was an Old Man with a beard,
    Who said, 'It is just as I feared!
    Two Owls and a Hen,
    Four Larks and a Wren,
    Have all built their nests in my beard!'
     
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  6. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    There was an old man with a beard
    Who was quite odd it appeared
    It was on his chest
    Not covered by a vest
    The ladies from the room were cleared
     
  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    There was an old man with a beard
    Most people thought he was weird
    It's not what you think
    And if you don't blink
    You'll see it's the sheep that get sheared

    :confused:
     
  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    There was a shepherd with a beard
    whose flock were well sheared
    It's best forgotten
    The smell was rotten
    And his pants were seared
     
  9. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I enjoyed the film.
     
  10. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Ah, the magnificently initialled WC & P!

    Adrian
     
  11. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Ah, Holman Stephens! Hence the Stroudley Terrier, no doubt.

    Sorry, I'm being both cryptic and train spottersih, aren't I?

    Adrian
     
  12. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Better than being a tryptic crane spotter. ;)
     
  13. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Is that one that digests them slowly?

    Adrian
     

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