Monday, 13 April 2009

PETERSFIELD RAIL 150TH ANNIVERSARY




42 comments:

  1. He looks like my personal image of a 'squire'--except the biker boots don't seem right!

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  2. Ohh, I read a story that featured one of these early bicycles. Unfortunately our heroine's brother wiped out while riding one, destroying the bike and causing untold uproar...I hadn't imagined the elbow rests. (This 'squire' has the right kind of boots, IMHO!)

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  3. I always thought these bikes ('penny farthings'??) must have been tricky to get on.

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  4. Looking rather solemn, Neil. Are you feeling sorry that you didn' t dress up?

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  5. Off to see if there are any Morris Dancers on YouTube.

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  6. wow, what an amazing set of photos !!!

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  7. I love this kind of events very much... Your pictures allow us to be there at the right moment !....

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  8. this jogged a memory, at easter time i used to get taken to a vintage car fayre by the owner of the hotel my mum worked in, his car was this sort of shade of blue. it was a riley, and i used to get to sit in the little hidden away seat, i can't think what they are called, but it looks like you'd be opening the boot and instead you find a seat. i used to feel so special being picked up from home and driving the 2 or 3 miles down to the beach lawns. we'd spend the day almost constantly polishing bits of the car, and wandering around looking at all the other entries, before having another special drive home. happy memories indeed

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  9. Right sort of boots because he's actually running. I can't imagine who would invent this sort of bike. In fact they were only popular for about three months!

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  10. Me too! You have to sort of run forward, leap onto a step on the rear and then jump onto the saddle. Dangerous in itself!!

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  11. I was really inpressed by this.

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  12. I'm afraid I was too taken with all the cars and bikes to note what they were, so a slightly insubstantial post I'm afraid. This might well have been a Riley, Viv, but I was struck more by the number - it's the original registration. I think they're called dickie seats. How wonderful to ride in one!!

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  13. And did you notice #100 was made by Willys, the company who went on to make Jeeps!

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  14. how did i miss this on my first look, what a wonderful photo and what an amazing contraption, i've never seen anything like this before

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  15. wonderful portrait, you should submit this, and some of the others, to the local paper or magazine

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  16. Fabulous, isn't it. I suppose it can't be called a tandem. There's a close up at #110, but you have to look closely to notice.

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  17. so lovely to see that all ages got involved

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  18. i've thoroughly enjoyed this set of photos, what a fantastic day it looked, great to see so many people joining in with the spirit of the event

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  19. Thanks. I was overwhelmed by the response. There is apparently a period costume hire shop in the nearest town and they had 'sold out' weeks before! And where all those bikes came from I don't know.

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  20. Wow, that was a lot of dancers in that video! I watched quite a few videos, I think I like the dancers with the sticks the best--great sound as they knock them together.

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  21. "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do...."

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  22. I love this whole photo set, Neil. Beautiful vehicles and costuming to boot! Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Thanks, Holly. I was fairly overwhelmed by the public response.

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  24. Now arn't those nice looking.. We have a few guys here that take a bicyle and make it a very tall one..

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  25. Wow,,Look at that car. very old..

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  26. are these attached?? Looks like it..and very interesting...

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  27. Hummmm...Toledo,Ohio..Wonder where that is????? LOL...

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  28. This one is GREAT..And yes..as vivennek stated..in a magazine..this one would be great..

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  29. You have a Hit here..this shot is another Great one...

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  30. LOL..Blockbusters...OH.that is funny..We have them all over the place here..

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  31. And I wonder why they were only popular for only 3 months??? Doesn't really give the Bike a good name..

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  32. I also have never seen something like this..Very unusual...

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  33. Neil!!!!! is that really YOU???? I have never seen your face..you have always hidden it..You sly fox you..lol

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  34. Thanks for all your comments, Babs. Glad you liked the pics. It was such a successful day that the train company intimated they might like to do something similar next year. Now we need another anniversary; the only one I could think of was the 40th anniversary of the Beeching closing of the branch line . . .

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  35. Your very welcome...Some of those photos were pretty neat...

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