Such a Shame

captain clutterbuck

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It seems to be a trend saving stations although the tracks have long gone . I was in Melrose two weeks ago where they have built houses on the old track and embankment but have retained the Victorian Station with the main road you would use to travel to Edinburgh from Melrose running nearby .

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ferret

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We've done a fair bit of walking by us on the old lines, through the Peak District etc. There's talk of opening up the station at Alton again to ease traffic getting to the theme park and surrounding area. That line once connected Macclesfield, about 4 miles from us to Staffordshire.
 

captain clutterbuck

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Hello Chuck,

Yes it is a town in the Scottish Borders a really nice place to stay lots of history and a good base to stop off on the way to Edinburgh .
 

captain clutterbuck

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It is a great pleasure to visit these restored buildings whether it is stations and my particular favourite theatres . I tend to take a lot of trips pre-spring or post autumn on National Holidays Buses, which include normally visits to two or three towns or places of interest . If the town has a small Theatre and the doors are open I will always venture inside and ask politely if I can have a look around . Normally the person I ask is more than happy someone is showing an interest and are only to glad to show me around and in return I always make a donation to the Theatre fund or a charity of their choice . I would particularly like at some point to get around to seeing all of the Frank Matcham Theatres, which are the primary examples of the glory days of Theatre and so ornate in their appearance .

They and the restored stations are a testimony to the effort that volunteers invest their time in restoring. On a recent trip the visit included a short journey of the Embassy and Bolton Abbey Railway, ending up at the Bolton Abbey Station .It has been restored and is really a fantastic place to visit alongside the Abbey itself . On a cool day the roaring fire inside the station cafe was as welcome as tea and food.


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maltrab

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It is a great pleasure to visit these restored buildings whether it is stations and my particular favourite theatres . I tend to take a lot of trips pre-spring or post autumn on National Holidays Buses, which include normally visits to two or three towns or places of interest . If the town has a small Theatre and the doors are open I will always venture inside and ask politely if I can have a look around . Normally the person I ask is more than happy someone is showing an interest and are only to glad to show me around and in return I always make a donation to the Theatre fund or a charity of their choice . I would particularly like at some point to get around to seeing all of the Frank Matcham Theatres, which are the primary examples of the glory days of Theatre and so ornate in their appearance .

They and the restored stations are a testimony to the effort that volunteers invest their time in restoring. On a recent trip the visit included a short journey of the Embassy and Bolton Abbey Railway, ending up at the Bolton Abbey Station .It has been restored and is really a fantastic place to visit alongside the Abbey itself . On a cool day the roaring fire inside the station cafe was as welcome as tea and food.


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Hi Captain, I used to live close to Bolton Abbey station, it was always worth a visit,especially when the had the 40's weekend event on
 

captain clutterbuck

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I have been to Harrogate this weekend stayed at the revamped St George's Hotel opposite the Royal Hall which opened as the Kursall in 1900's . To my great delight they had an open weekend and I was able to look around the whole theatre , an absolute delight. It is a Frank Matcham theatre which you would know as soon as you enter. They had set up a TV with a video on a loop to portray different aspect of the Theatre including who had performed there , when you see the stars who have its a real who's who including the Beatles . They had an impromptu shop selling all sorts but there was a very nice book about it's history which was only a Lady Godiva so I snapped their hand off.

They have also reproduced the original programme from the Beatles gig cost me £1.50 which is a bargain [when it was sold originally it was a shilling or 5p in new money] .The most fascinating thing about it is the support acts real "where are they now "stuff Barry Corbett and his Mustangs and Ricky Fenton and the Apaches . There are some local trade adverts on the pages including a Super Nifty Thrifty Honda 50 for 79 guineas or £82.95 in new money. Here's a snap to give a flavour of inside

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barmpot

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They and the restored stations are a testimony to the effort that volunteers invest their time in restoring. On a recent trip the visit included a short journey of the Embassy and Bolton Abbey Railway, ending up at the Bolton Abbey Station .It has been restored and is really a fantastic place to visit alongside the Abbey itself . On a cool day the roaring fire inside the station cafe was as welcome as tea and food.


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yes I sometimes pop in, as it is almost on my doorstep. Excellent Book Shop at Embsay with a lot of railway related material. ~could spend a fortune there apart from having run out of shelving space here at The Towers!!
 
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