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About ValuerJim

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    Golf, photography, railways, family life, and havin' a larff.

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  1. ValuerJim

    Early Doors

    Anyone go to see this at the Arena on 27 September and would like to review it?
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    The Manning School

    Anyone participate in the inter-sixth form social get togethers with HPGS?
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    Why And By Whom?

    Anyone help me clear up a mystery? Two night trains left Victoria on summer Saturdays in 1957. One at 12.45 to Ramsgate, the other at 1.07 to Hastings. Both went via Woodford, the first then via Whitstable and the second via Brighton. I'm curious to know which route each took after Woodford.
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    Duchess of Cambridge

    No problem with HM Brenda. We need a Head of State and she makes a pretty good job of it. But Sir Alan Fitztightly, Runner of the Bath, we can do without.
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    Trips to Grantham Station

    Thanks Smiffy and Fly. A fascinating article. I also remember that as the 4 o'clock train left for Nottingham a through express was scheduled to run through heading north. I thought it was the Elizabethan but my 1960 eastern region timetable shows this not to have been the case. Could it have been the Centenary? I cannot find the timings for this and assume it had been discontinued by 1960.
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    Trips to Grantham Station

    I spent many happy hours on Grantham station in the late 50s and well remember the prototype Deltic. Caught the train from Basford North so no restrictions, but 'all trainspotters for Nottingham and Derby must leave on the four o'clock train'. Got thrown off only once, for burning my initials into a bench with a red hot poker out of the fire, and quite right too. One thing I can picture but think I might have dreamt it; was there a turning triangle alongside the running shed?
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    Rail travel card

    Had one each for a good few years, and worth every penny. We are fortunate in Greater Manchester to be able to use our bus pass for free travel on the Metrolink tram service, and on train journeys within the GM area.
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    Things that pee you off

    What's pink and wrinkled, and hangs out your pants? Yer mam!
  9. ValuerJim

    Nottinham Forest v Arsenal 07-01-18

    A bit hard on paving slabs there, Fly.
  10. hi jim, would you contact me please, found one of your posts nov 20 2015 very interesting, and what i have to say, you may find inter

    esting also, but want to make sure , about contact.     with great respect       truckstop   

  11. ValuerJim

    Keith Barron

    Although he often popped up on TV, I will always associate him with the Dennis Potter Nigel Barton plays of the 1960s.
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    Do you think it is just possible to remember and hope without wearing a poppy?
  13. I wouldn't mind having a go at re-living my life, knowing all of the critical points, and see if where I end up is significantly different.
  14. ValuerJim

    Reaching Maturity

    When my grandkids moan about being bored I have to tell them that when I was their age I used to have to make my own boredom.
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    "HS1" "HS2"

    I find that, since I qualified for a senior citizen's railcard, and can travel by bus, tram and train in and around Greater Manchester for nothing with my bus pass, I am using the train for longer journeys in preference to the car. Unless you need to travel at the last minute and can plan ahead and navigate the ticketing system, there are some great bargains to be had.