|'Old Time' ALR Station fence advertisement|
Photo: Brian M
Hello, so it's almost time for our August Open Day, this Sunday 7th August, from 2 til 5 pm, weather permitting, and hopefully it will be OK. We are just about ready, all our locos are serviceable and we have a visiting loco from the Norwich Club, Mike Riches' diesel, 'Tog The Tug', so it should be a good afternoon.
|'Viceroy' having some fun with the ALR Boys in Suffolk|
Photo: Brian M
We have been quite busy, (understatement.... exceptionally busy!) in the gardening department as everything is just leaping away this year, never known it to grow so quick, you can almost see it growing ! We have had to 'demolish', professionally by our local 'tree surgeon', a fir tree alongside the path near the 'Ice Cream Parlour', last week, as it was outgrowing its welcome. Amazing how well the trees and bushes have flourished since they were planted. They obviously like where they live,and why wouldn't they ??????
We regularly see our two 'resident' Buzzards as they patrol the adjacent fields 'squeaking' to one another, a lovely sight.....
Yesterday we welcomed the nice Folks from the Springfields Miniature Railway at Spalding, who came over for a look round to see how we do things and to swop ideas, think they were impressed ! another enjoyable day We look forward to a visit to their railway to see how this developing attraction is coming along, Early days yet but lots of interesting projects in mind, it seems.
The families staying in the holiday cottages were also treated to a ride round with 'Chieftain' in charge, so all everybody was happy !
Photo: Mark Reavell