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Subject: Re: It was 40 years ago today...
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 06:41:43 -0500
In an email dated Mon, 24 Mar 2003 7:25:46 pm GMT, "Ian Hunter" <> writes:
>.... That Dr. Beecham destroyed the railways (apologies to Lennon &
>How do I get this on topic? Uhhh, the Cockle & Winkle line from
>Tollesbury to Kelvedon was one of those he killed off.
>Just had Tiptree chips at GBP1 a portion. Whatever happened to the five
I recall when it was announced that on a TV programme the presenter said "It's a bitter pill Dr Beeching". Flanders and Swan introduced a very evocative song, called 'Slow Train' that listed many of the rural stations that had disappeared. It was in one of their 'Drop of a Hat' shows, but I can't rememeber which one.
As for the chips, I remember when you could take a girl out to the cinema, buy a fish and chip supper and three Westminster cemeteries and still have change for GBP5.00.
<I hate to have to explain comments, but a few years ago as part of a cost-cutting/privatisation measure, Westminster City Council sold their three cemeteries to a private company for a total of fifteen pence - yes, PENCE.>