East Midlands Ranger Area Station #66 – Langwith-Whaley Thorns

Before I start the blog post proper, I think a little explanation is in order regarding the name of the place I visited on a grey and slightly rainy Friday, 20th May 2022. Langwith is actually a collection of six small settlements; Langwith, Langwith Maltings, Nether Langwith, Upper Langwith, Langwith Bassett and Langwith Junction. Whaley…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #66 – Langwith-Whaley Thorns

Nottinghamshire Stations – Retford

I have to confess that, even though I like to think I know a bit about geography in the UK, and particularly the Midlands, I had never heard of Retford until I visited there on Thursday 12th May 2022. My mission to visit every railway station in Nottinghamshire took me to the market town in…… Continue reading Nottinghamshire Stations – Retford

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #65 – 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 East Midlands Ranger Area Station #65 – Melton Mowbray

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #60 – 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 East Midlands Ranger Area Station #60 – Collingham, Nottinghamshire

Staffordshire Stations – Lichfield Trent Valley and Shenstone

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 Staffordshire Stations – Lichfield Trent Valley and Shenstone

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #59 – 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 East Midlands Ranger Area Station #59 – Bottesford, Leicestershire

East Midlands Ranger Area Station #46 – Attenborough

It was a cold start to May 2021, and my latest trip out on the trains. It was early on a Saturday morning, 1st May, when I ticked off station number 46 of 76 on the East Midlands Ranger Area challenge, Attenborough in Nottingham. I had passed through Attenborough many times before on trips to…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #46 – Attenborough

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