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LynBarn 25th Anniversary week!

You may not be aware that this week sees the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the LynBarn Railway which ran our first public trains on Saturday 7th May 1994 - with the official opening - conducted by Su Pollard of Hi-de-Hi fame - the following Tuesday.

Dave Tooke recalls:

"We took a grand total of £46-50 in fares on our first day, from carrying 59 passengers. Seemed like a lot at the time, but pretty small beer in comparison with Woody Bay figures 25 years later...

In L&B Magazine No.118, mention is made of the bus which carried the Eric Leslie artwork, advertising the Milky Way and the Lynbarn Railway.

I spotted the bus a couple of times around Barnstaple, but never seemed to be in the right place, at the right time, and with a camera to hand (no mobile phones or digital cameras in those days!) to get a photo.

Then one day, whilst sitting in traffic in Barnstaple, on my way home from the Milky Way, I saw the bus heading for the old Bus Station on Barnstaple Quay and luckily on this occasion I had my camera with me in the car, so I stopped and took the following photos.



Unfortunately the LynBarn artwork was in shadow on the back of the bus, so the image is not of the highest quality, but at least I do have a record of this unique bit of Eric’s art."

More about the LynBarn Railway can be found HERE.

With thanks to Dave Tooke for the main text and photos

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