They really do take
weasels* ferrets for a walk up north! This was a surprise find when we visited the Tanfield Railway recently.
Later I met the owner at Causey Arch, a couple of miles from where this photo was taken. The ferret’s name is Peace.
* = Thanks to commenter rjbuxton for the correction. It seems my brain went on holiday for a while 😉
Hugh Bonneville plays the part of Brunel. I can feel another London project coming on…
I had to quietly wait to take this photo as there was a lady in front of the chair talking to someone on her mobile phone. When she finished and realised I was there I was regarded with grave suspicion and tersely asked ‘What do you want?’
My reassurance that I wanted to take this photo hardly helped. Her suspicious, bad tempered look changed into incredulity as her thoughts considered the possibility she had a loony in the ladies loo with her! 😉
The view out the window is into Liverpool Street station.
How wonderful to find this poster advertising an exhibition which celebrates the Johnston Typeface.
The typeface was commissioned in 1913 by Frank Pick, the Commercial Manager of the then Underground Electric Railways Company of London.
As you can see by the adjacent poster, this iconic typeface is still in use on the Tube today.
Just along from the ‘Bear’ with us sign featured previously, this fantastic new bench has appeared 🙂
An early morning start last week allowed me to view the recently opened new bridge at Chippenham station.
This replaced the previous one which only gave pedestrian access to the centre of town (there is another bridge for getting to the platforms) and the Barrow Crossing which I’ve featured before.
It also allows access to the platforms via stairs and a lift. For some reason the bridge’s windows have locks on them, which are locked. I wonder when they’d be opened and who would do that.
It’s only taken 25 years of campaigning and a few million pounds to get this new bridge installed. If the line wasn’t in the process of being electrified (the old bridge was too low for that), would we still be waiting?
You can get an inkling of what the old bridge was like here.