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Manning Wardle Worksplate Sold at Auction

Oct
08
2009
At the Great Central Railwayana Auction held on 3 October 2009, the worksplate from Lynton & Barnstaple Railway loco No.1362 Exe sold for £6300.

When delivered new from Manning Wardle each of the three locos were fitted with a pair of these - one to each cabside. When the Southern took over the railway in the 1920's the worksplates were removed and replaced by Eastleigh Works plates. Exe becoming E160
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Woody Bay Venue for Volunteers Birthday Party Saturday 3 October

Oct
08
2009
Last Saturday Woody Bay was the venue for a party to celebrate the 70th birthday of volunteer Bill Flecknoe (left) and Eddie Mills's 60th.  Over 40 of Bill and Eddie's family and friends came to the station for a train ride and to celebrate the special occasion.


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Remembering Lynton railway folk - NDJ

Oct
07
2009

Peter Liley, son of  Lynton Stationmaster Stan, recently passed away in America, where he had lived for some years.

Following his obituary in the North Devon Journal, Tony Nicholson wrote to the Journal, who published his thoughts.  See Tony's letter here: 

 

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Gala Extra - Former Chairman Charles Gardner visits L&B

Oct
06
2009


1. Former chairman Charles Gardner (right) catching up with current chairman Peter Miles at the Autumn Gala.  Charles who was heavily involved with the initial planning application, had been unable to visit Woody Bay for several years due to family and business commitments, was clearly taken by what he saw - and so were his two young children.
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"support for plans to extend the railway are continuing to grow" says NDJ.

Oct
04
2009

A report of the Autumn Gala, and the recent presentation at Parracombe, is featured in the North Devon Journal this week.

see the article here:  

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Work in Progress - Thursday 1st October

Oct
03
2009

The Autumn Gala is over now for another year, so the volunteers at Woody Bay can relax a bit? Not a bit of it! Trains continue to run and, in December, we will be running Santa Specials, so there is still plenty of work to keep everyone fully occupied.

As always, Nigel Thompson was on hand to record activities 

 


 

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Gala - Sunday Pics!

Sep
27
2009

The weather was again perfect for the second day of the L&B Autumn Gala and Nigel Thompson was able to provide a further photo-commentary:

 

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Gala - Saturday Pics!

Sep
26
2009

The weather was fine today at Woody Bay for L&Bs 2009 Autumn Gala, and a steady stream of visitors were able to enjoy their day out on Exmoor ...

Tony Nicholson was able to capture a few images of the day:

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Autumn Gala - 26/27th September

Sep
26
2009

The L&Bs Annual Autumn Gala this year features L&B engines 'Axe' and 'Sid' in steam together for the first time. Trains will run continuously as required all day.

Axe (left) and Sid on Shed at Woody Bay, 19 September 2009 - Photo by Tony Nicholson

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Exmoor Enterprise Presentation at Parracombe Parish Council Meeting

Sep
25
2009

Exmoor Enterprise, the project body set up by the L&B Trust to manage the extension of the railway from Lynton to Wistlandpound, has made, as part of the process, several presentations to local councils and residents over the last year. The latest presentation was held on Tuesday 15th September 2009 at Parracombe Village PACT (Partners And Communities Together) public meeting. 

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