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    Going Back To My Youth !

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    chris c
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    Re: Going Back To My Youth !

    Post by chris c on Fri May 12 2017, 00:35

    I remember the steam trains in the New Forest, on the Ringwood to Brockenhurst line, some of which is now a road, and the old Holmsley Station which is now a tea rooms.

    Saw the Flying Scotsman heading out of Kings Cross once pulling an excursion train, but by the time I used that line much the trains were double headed by Deltics. Now a collectors' item in their own right.

    I preferred the coaches, they were cheaper and you were guaranteed a seat. I was rather fond of the old Bristol/ECWs

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    Post by Jan1 on Fri May 12 2017, 18:06

    The Holmsley Tea Rooms were a favourite food place my parents used to frequent, although called a Tea Room, the lunches were delicious and a good selection too! Eddie and I have visited once or twice but haven't been in ages (years)  - I think they are still going strong.

    Thanks for the link to the Old Bus Photo's ... it never ceases to amaze me the various and differing blogs and sites that are available at a click of a button!

    It is now a weekend or holiday treat for the grand-children to enjoy a bus or train ride (just locally), they find it exciting, I'm sure they will grow out of this though, so enjoy the moment while we all can.

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Fri May 12 2017, 23:21

    I went last time I was in the New Forest - 2011. A bit high carb though.

    On our family holidays we used to go over the border to a tea rooms in Ferndown, which was then a small village, and have a cream tea. More recently there was a restaurant in New Milton that did Arbroath Smokies, nor there was a treat I could still have today! Dunno if either of these are still there now though.

    When I was young there used to be a Green Rover ticket which gave you unlimited travel for a day on London Country/Greenline buses. Sometimes I'd buy one and go for a trip around and back. I don't know if anything like that exists in these privatised days. I think there was also a day pass which you could use on the red London buses and the Underground.

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