In my occasional series of memory posts I link to my second (now discontinued) blog “Age of Innocence” . In this two part post I look at growing up and playing dangerously…
Play places didn’t get more dangerous than the London to Birmingham railway line It was relatively easy to get up on the tracks and put half pennies on the line for the trains to squash and expand to the size of a penny in the optimistic hope that this would double the value of the coin and shopkeepers wouldn’t notice. (This never worked by the way).
This was rather like in 1969 trying to tile the edges off of a half crown coin to double its value to make one of the new 50 pence pieces. (This didn’t work either).
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Posted in Age of Innocence, Childhood, Growing up in the 1950s, History, Natural Environment, Travel, United Kingdom
Tagged Age of Innocence, Grand Union Canal, Growing up in the 1960s, Hillmorton, Hillmorton Canal, Kilsby Tunnel, Railways, Rugby
I was nominated by my friend Derrick Knight to post one favourite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. I may not make it to the end of ten days, but for now I nominate my friends Phil and Michaela.
Please link to me so I know you have participated. If you are not interested, no problem.
Nowhere in the rules does it say you can’t guess where the photo was taken.
Hint – Little trains of Wales.