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Loco Wednesday Gang

A bit of light lifting

17th Aug 2016

By this time next week (God willing), I’ll be 69. As most of our readership are – let’s say – likely to be Saga customers, I’...

Ropley 10th August.

10th Aug 2016

Wednesday 10th August; it's been so long since I did a blog I've forgotten what to do; up-loading the photos, for instance, never seems to work the same ...

In the kingdom of the blind….

3rd Aug 2016

Here we are again, back at the Ropley Home for the Bewildered, with an update on what our geriatric band of volunteers has been up to. First, we have to ...

A Weighing Lesson

20th Jul 2016

After Tuesday’s too-clement weather, the faithful turned up at Ropley expecting the worse, with much evidence of bare legs under boiler suits and additional water supplies.  As ...

Ropley - July 13th

13th Jul 2016

Ropley, Wednesday 13th July; my oldest daughters birthday; she’s 39; God, I feel ancient... Still, I’m well at home and not out of place here with ...

Ropley elf and safety visit rumoured

6th Jul 2016

Ropley 6th July; a flying morning visit as officially I'm on a travel day to Silverstone, but I don't have to be there until the evening to check ...

A Quality Assignment

29th Jun 2016

A busy day at Ropley but I don’t have a lot of pictures to show for it – the usual problem of getting stuck into a job and ...

A quiet day at the office

22nd Jun 2016

Back from my trip to the far-from-frozen north to the continually-raining-south, and into Ropley to find out what had happened in the last couple of weeks, and what was on ...

‘The Sheriffs are coming’

15th Jun 2016

Well not exactly, however, I was privileged last Thursday to represent the Mid Hants Railway at the Annual Dinner of the National Railway Museum in York and shared a table ...

A spot of housekeeping

8th Jun 2016

We gathered together for our first post-Frank Wednesday at Ropley, wondering how we’d cope without his guidance and without the “little list” that flutters down from ...


1st Jun 2016

Pretty much everyone was early this morning with it being half term (or whatever it is). Not much traffic about to slow our journey into Ropley and a good turnout ...

Ropley Loco Wednesday Gang - 25th May 2016

25th May 2016

Another thrilling episode from the Wednesday Gang – although some of you might notice some similarities to the last few episodes! The team of specialist welders have departed, after applying ...

Business as Usual (again)

11th May 2016

A smaller-than-usual gathering at the RHFTB today, which was just as well, it was raining for a fair part of the day, precluding any work on dismantling the Wadebridge/CanPac ...

Another Fine Mesh at Ropley

4th May 2016

Wednesday 4th May; and May the 4th be with you... Yes, I know, it’s corny and I did it last time on the cake rota but these literary ...

This could be the last time…

27th Apr 2016

I set off to Ropley with two things on my mind – to fleece-up or not to fleece-up – and whether there would be much to do, particularly as my ...

And Today’s Lesson at Ropley

20th Apr 2016

Wednesday 20th April; it turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, though you wouldn’t have guessed by the cold temperatures abounding when I ...

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