If it smells of oil or Petrol ...its in the shed.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

All the fun of the country fair

Always a favourite in our calendar is the Birdingbury Country Fair, and this year it was celebrating 25 years. Around the Warwickshire area there is no shortage of enthusiasts who every year support this show with classic  cars, bikes and any other interesting vehicle  they can bring along. Now I know modern Lorries and vans are very reliable and fast ect ect BUT they don't look half colourful as some of the older classic vehicles. Most in their day were hand sign written and meticulously maintained and contained a wide use of bright colours.    Roll up Roll up for the Circus! this wagon carried a huge generator presumably to power the Billy Smart's Circus. Great stuff!

All the fun of the Country Fair

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My kind of fancy dress party.

For a couple of weekends in the year the Severn Valley Railway hold 1940s weekends, and the day we went along we were blessed with good weather and as usual a excellent turn out of people dedicated to  the cause. This gentleman seated was in charge of the Hospital coach situated in the sidings at Arley. Inside the coach..or is it wagon? was every conceivable medical instrument on display along with stretchers. bandages, medicines and a pair of Pyjamas.

The SVR 1940s Weekend

 Take care there Sir!  Because a unexploded bomb lies under the rubble of this hut in the yard of the Main station at Kidderminster, however every thing will be OK because any blast will be harmlessly deflected by these two  BSA M20s. After all a little bit of singed paint never stopped an M20!.
The Station Masters Cottage, I am such a sucker for old Cottages and flowers in pots.
Early start at Arley station means an early brew up, all provided with period Tea making equipment ( no Sugar for me ).

A member of the ARP stands guard at the entrance to an Air raid shelter at Kidderminster Station.