2022 Travels – Melton Mowbray

On Monday 25th April, I visited Melton Mowbray at the third attempt. My first attempt in November was thwarted by the weather, my second in January was ended by a cancelled train, but there were no such problems this time, apart from another cancelled train. I was able to catch an earlier one, so it…… Continue reading 2022 Travels – Melton Mowbray

2022 Travels – Collingham, Nottinghamshire

On Friday 11th February 2022, I ticked off station number 60 on the East Midlands Ranger Area list when I went to Collingham in Nottinghamshire. I haven’t been in Nottinghamshire since I went to Langley Mill back in October (yes, I know Langley Mill is in Derbyshire, but I crossed the border into Eastwood in…… Continue reading 2022 Travels – Collingham, Nottinghamshire

2022 Travels – Shenstone, Staffordshire

Today, Thursday 3rd February 2022, I went back on a train for the first time since the middle of November, when I went to Bottesford. I had planned a couple of trips in the intervening time, but they were cancelled due to a shortage of train crew. Regular readers of the blog will know that…… Continue reading 2022 Travels – Shenstone, Staffordshire

2021 Travels – Bottesford, Leicestershire

The weather is getting colder, seeing as it’s nearly winter. It’s still sunny at times, though, and it was on Wednesday 17th November 2021 when I travelled through four counties to Bottesford, in the north east corner of Leicestershire. As usual, because I live there, the trip started in Burton on Trent. I changed trains…… Continue reading 2021 Travels – Bottesford, Leicestershire

2021 Travels – Willington, Repton and Newton Solney

It was a fine and sunny May day when I left the house to have an explore around Willington, Repton and Newton Solney. At least it was when I left the house. “What sort of weather did you have on this trip?” I hear you ask. All of it, would be my answer. It rained,…… Continue reading 2021 Travels – Willington, Repton and Newton Solney

Burton on Trent Landmarks #6 – Town Hall and St Paul’s Church

Like many towns in England, Burton on Trent has its very own Town Hall, where the council have their meetings, and events are staged. Burton upon Trent Town Hall Burton’s first town hall was built in 1493 in what is now the town’s Market Place. It survived until 1770, when a new, larger and more…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #6 – Town Hall and St Paul’s Church