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  1. There is a Facebook group called Friends of Ashburton Station, who (I think) are proposing a return to trains using the existing station site. If you are on FB you can find them by searching for their name. There was a public meeting in September, this is the (just published) report of that meeting. If you can see it, this is a link to the post <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FAshburtonStation%2Fposts%2F1768452806639595&width=500" width="500" height="802" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>
  2. I have recently received a photograph of The Lady of the Collies in the background of which was the multi-awl-rapid-fire device. Be aware.
  3. Just found myself going outside for a break and up to the back gate and peering through, just like the dogs used to. I did not, however, use the lawn for what the dogs used to.
  4. It's the only thing I go into Smiffs for, but wait until I read that it's reached some of their shops from reading threads such as this, so the Smiffs searchers save me time.
  5. See https://www.okehampton-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=438141&headline=Dartmoor+Railway+goes+into+administration&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2020&fbclid=IwAR3A_AsVLCP2bS0dUIQD701W-L1NSzz2n7XDo7QkY17u7ncDCGG7N9zP728
  6. The Observer, today, has this: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/25/dump-hs2-and-pay-billions-more-boris-johnson-andy-street
  7. A bit? I see it as a classic non-statement hedging any bets.
  8. Don't know if this has already been posted. https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/hs2-staff-on-notice-and-consultant-workloads-slashed-22-01-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2BgmwhaPHAaY7_Mv37OzenwxqwluE4wERew2NvkGgXIEcW3B9jj9S9PhY
  9. Anyone getting the impression that thinking is less than joined up?
  10. HS2 cost cutting: Yorkshire leg of High Speed Rail project could be dropped to reduce costs https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/hs2-cost-cutting-yorkshire-high-speed-rail-project-reduce-costs-boris-johnson-1368974?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=ijp&fbclid=IwAR2Mz3JGQ5yoM6rnT4QRKpDI8O-gLfEkT17muCW-5m0Ak01g7z176Oushq4
  11. I have never considered the issue with holly on the front to be any different from any other in terms of information and content. They're all damned good.
  12. John,

    As you know I followed you epistles on Sandy's progress and your coming to terms and subsequent care.  It helped ... we have a 16/52 'last chance' grandson and our son's 26 year old partner is still in remission.   We live in hope that that remains so but your detailed diary has given us plenty to think about should this change so, thank you.

    Having missed a week or so on ER I quickly scanned to see how things went and was pleased to see you state the positive response given to you by the organist.

    Cheers, Peter

    PS I presume you lecture at Birmingham/Aston Uni? and your comments re student attitudes on ''work' ring a bell with some of my former students at Walsall. PBB

     

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    2. PeterBB

      PeterBB

      Thanks.  Sounds like the one that had the 'jump in lift' that kept going - can'g remember what it was called.  Went there from Gloucester Royal for a special meeting on DNA 40 plus years ago from an up and coming guy from Leicester - very good evening ... now a Sir and responsible for DNA use in policing etc. - name escapes me at present ... neither of the latter is a good sign.

    3. Coombe Barton

      Coombe Barton

      Sir Alec Jeffreys - Sandy and I met him at our graduation ceremony in 1991- actually in the multi-storey car park - he was receiving an honorary doctorate when we received our BAs. Sandy was also involved in the investigation about a murder and it was the first time that the police suspect couldn't have done it because of the DNA evidence with proof by Alec Jeffreys.

      His work also helped prolong Sandy's life as she changed treatments due to a genetic mutation identified by his technique.

       

    4. PeterBB

      PeterBB

      Thanks.  Sounds like the one that had the 'jump in lift' that kept going - can'g remember what it was called.  Went there from Gloucester Royal for a special meeting on DNA 40 plus years ago from an up and coming guy from Leicester - very good evening ... now a Sir and responsible for DNA use in policing etc. - name escapes me at present ... neither of the latter is a good sign.

       

      Thank you, Sir Alec Jeffreys it was and pleased that his efforts also helped Sandy.  Strange how some people stand out ... the evening was also the first time that I had been to Birmingham, little knowing that many years later I would end up based there in my final job when working for the Red Cross. 

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