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Sunday, 04 November 2018 22:16

Of Tunstead playing away

4th November 2018


Not the average week here at the Briddon Country Pile. We've got progress on one project that's been at a standstill for two years though.

Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:53

Of leaks and dribbles

21st October 2018

Hullo again. Off we go wth the usual mixture of plans that go awry, achievements that may not have been what we first intended but progress all the same.

Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 07 October 2018 22:59

Of pipes, brackets and buffers

7th October 2018

I thought I'd start with a bit of RS8 that will be, forever, Bristol.

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Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 23 September 2018 23:27

Of keys and the ornamental pond

23rd September 2018

Hullo again.

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Published in 2018 Jul - Sep
Sunday, 29 July 2018 23:07

Of gas oil and hedgehog houses

29th July 2018

Back again? Not so many pictures to show this week - one of those weeks where a lot of things happen but scarcely worth photographing. So best read on..

Published in 2018 Jul - Sep
Sunday, 15 July 2018 20:32

Of pipe and bellows

15th July 2018

As a narrow-minded, er - narrow gauge fan I would dearly have liked to have been at the Tracks to the Trenches event this weekend, but sadly more normal activities prevailed. Not as dramatic as last week certainly, (phew) but enough to be going on with.

Published in 2018 Jul - Sep
Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:35

Of seals, bushes and carpenters

10th June 2018

Right, back to normal. Have you seen that first programme on carriage restoration (C4) presented by Peter Snow and Henry Cole? (The latter has his own series 'Shed and Buried' which is frequently on in the afternoons on Travel Channel. Steph used to watch it if she wanted an afternoon snooze - his voice guaranteed to put her in a stupour). But why, given he is a motor-bike afficianado with no rail knowledge, is he co-presenting?

Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 11 March 2018 22:33

Of sleeping beauty

11th March 2018

A busy week here at the Briddon Country Pile. Let me see what I can tell you of it.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 25 February 2018 23:42

Of weather and cleaner

25th February 2018

I should have known better than to declare that a start was at last made on the Wickham, for despite Jagger's best intentions, family matters took precedence and he has been unable to get back to Darley Dale to capitalise on the start he made.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:31

Of anti-biotics and bus bars

14th January 2018

I decided to give Mr Strawbridge's antics a miss tonight. As a friend commented, he'd watched it last week but with gritted teeth. I knew exactly what he meant and I have no wish to return prematurely to my dentist.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
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