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Raymond Reed

May
15
2007

Name: Raymond Reed
Age:
56 From: North Devon
Department:
Permanent Way

I have always had an interest in railways particularly in narrow gauge lines so on retirement I contacted Dave Tooke about volunteering on the L&B. He immediately invited me to join the Thursday track gang (The Geriatric Squad).

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Steven Armitage

May
15
2007

Name: Steven Armitage
Age:
14 From: Oxfordshire
Department:
Permanent Way

I was first interested in volunteering when I became a member because I like doing practical work. I have worked on many areas of the railway, but track laying was certainly the most fun.

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Bernie Dobson

May
15
2007

Name: Bernie Dobson
Age:
53 From: Sussex
Department:
Ops (Trainee Guard)

Railways have always been in my blood, as my late father was a signalman, but narrow gauge has been my favourite. Very early in my life I was captivated by the story of the L&B, and a return to Minehead in 1997 gave me the chance to follow the course of the line in a sort of pilgrimage.

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Fred Scholes

May
15
2007

Name: Fred Scholes
From: Barnstaple
Department:
Guard/Driver/Fireman

I have been a member of the L&B since about 1981 when I was at a display in Lynton and a certain Paul Gower began to tell me about the railway and in the end I joined to shut him up!

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Graham Bendell

May
15
2007

Name: Graham Bendell
Age:
54 From: North Dorset
Department:
Permanent Way

I have been a member, apart from a break in the mid - late 80s, for 25 years and participated in the first working parties at Cricket Field Lane, Parracombe in the early 80s.

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Bluebell Railway Collectors Fair

Apr
23
2007
On Sunday 22nd April 2007, Phil Rawstron, Paul Gower and Chris Dadson attended the Bluebell Railway's Collectors Fair at Horsted Keynes with the Surrey Group's Sales Stand.
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Surrey Install Woody Water Tank

Apr
08
2007
Members of the Surrey Area Group have completed another successful working week at Woody Bay.
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