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L&B Devon Group's Day Trip to Looe

In addition to his regular Thursday reports, after a discussion in the pub after this years AGM, Nigel Thompson has now been adopted as the contact for Devon Group Social Events. Here is his report on their recent trip to Looe.


Eight regular L & B volunteers including our catering manageress, Judy Williams, made the rail trip from Barnstaple to Looe. Using the Groupsave tickets it was only £9.50 each for the 235 mile round trip. Amazing value as always from First Great Western.

For the record the 'haulage' was 153s to and from Exeter, then a FGW HST to Liskeard and another 153 (329) on the branch.

Lunch was at the Olde Salutation Inne at East Looe where most enjoyed Cornish Pasty & Chips washed down with a pint of Sharps Doombar. Time for a walk around the beach area and harbour on this bright sunny day. Back at Exeter the schedule allowed another drink at the Wetherspoons Imperial near St Davids before returning to Barnstaple just after 1900.

1. Waiting at Liskeard on the Looe branch platform.

2. The gang of 8 in the pub at Looe.

3. Posing by sea front at East Looe.

4. Boarding 153329 to begin the return home.

Any L & B members are welcome to join us on future trips to Cornwall - which should include St Ives or Falmouth on Wed 26th June - depart Barnstaple 08:43 or Exeter St Davids 10:14.

Please contact Nigel Thompson for further details

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