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End of the Cooling Towers

62 months ago
Almost Set
I have been sadly lacking in blogs of late mainly because I have been concentrating on my own personal blogs but I thought my recent exploits should be shared here. Didcot Powerstation as we all have heard is now coming down. The first of the three cooling towers were blown up early one Sunday Morning witnessed by many thousand people. In the weeks leading up to the event the contractors announced they would be coming down on the 27th July between 3 & 5 am much to the annoyance of all the...
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Another bit of the Jigsaw

89 months ago
Open at Last
Sunday the 22nd saw me go back to Newbury to find the final bit of the jigsaw that is the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton railway. My wife came along with our young dog to give him some time out to get used to a different place and water. We parked at Newbury Parkway shopping centre which gave me a chance to update some photos of the new John Lewis store Photo before setting off along the Kennet Photo. As I had not been along this section it was all new to me and seeing all...
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One of those fill In Days

90 months ago
Ramp to the bridge
Sunday the 8th was one of those fill in days for me. I never had any plans to go anywhere so thought Id fill in a few of the places on my Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway map. I had go as far as Shaw near Newbury and now needed to trace the route over the two water courses and onto the main railway. Stopping off at Shaw I parked up near the River Lambourn and walked along the path to see if any of the bridge remained. On getting near I noticed a footbridge had been built near where...
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Travelling along the Didcot to Newbury Line

91 months ago
Wheel by the tree
This is a project I have had going for a while and am in the process of writing an article for I had been meaning to get round to catching up with more photos for a while and today seemed like the time to do this. The area to cover went from Hermitage to Thatcham and to my shame had to be covered by driving from place to place; even this took around two hours. The first place to stop was just outside Hermitage by the M4 embankment this is where the Didcot to Newbury railway was cut in two...
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Poor pickings

91 months ago
First of the narrowboats
My travels of late have not been up to much and an update from Newbury parkway Photo Photo along with a short trip along the Upton cutting Photo Photo and some local photos Photo Photo Photo near me only meant that I should get out again. Sunday proved nice and sunny if with a hint of cold in the air. Time for another quick walk along the river Kennet. My next walk would take from Woolhampton for a couple of miles to Migeham Lock and...
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A Productive Sunday

92 months ago
First sight of Lowbury Hill
My wedding anniversary and what better way to celebrate that to go out wandering (well my wife was off on one her doggy days). As I have been (for want of a better word) researching into the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway for a future article on Geograph I thought I had better get down to Didcot Station and get some photos of the platform and any remnants of the old DN&SR. Didcot Station was opened in 1884 and renamed Didcot Parkway in 1985 when the place was modernised to become a...
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