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Trains and a cat called Tessa

 

60s Memories of the Swanwick Colliery Branch

by Ian Castledine

 

My earliest memories are about two things, a cat and a train, strange I still love both.

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The cat Tessa I am told, I should simply not be able to remember but you know what, I do! Yeah yeah mother, I know I was only three nearly four when she died but I do remember her! I remember her soft, smooth fur under my little fingers and how warm she was when I grabbed her, oh and not to forget how loud mum shouted when I did. I also remember that Tessa seemed huge to me, kind of like me meeting a small Tiger today, wow!

I remember being annoyed with Tessa that I couldn’t find her one day, she just disappeared. Now mums are very good at this, apparently Tessa just went away for a while, on a holiday!… Continue Reading →

Chesterfield Walking Festival 2015 – Chesterfield had Three Railway Stations

Maps for Download

I initially produced these plans for my own reference  , purely to ‘anchor’ reference points in my own exploring  . They proved handy in the two walks conducted by the Intrepids as part of the walking festival , so they’re here now for download as promised .

They are as accurate as I can make them , and have been checked with both GPS and alternate maps as much as possible – but different map datums , scales and GPS error still apply ! So think of them as indicators rather than perfection .

To download the maps on a computer right-click the image with the mouse and select ‘Save image as…..’ from the drop-down menu . On a tablet or phone a long press will be needed .

Ian Thomason

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