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#659058 - 27th Jan 2012 8:55pm Cheshire Link
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Hi,
Have just come across this site. There are a few people enquiring about some local issues. I thought if anyone may be able to help, it would be nice.
Hope you don't mind---- with it being Cheshire and all that? There's one about Wallasey Mill. Hooton Park and another.

http://www.cheshiremagazine.com/cheshire,notesqueries.html
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#659103 - 27th Jan 2012 9:46pm Re: Cheshire Link [Re: granny]
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That's an interesting site Granny. On the quiet I like to think I still live in Cheshire and find it quite odd to have a CH postcode instead of the L. There again I think we should have retained the mail trains as well - that's just me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmciuKsBOi0

Night Train by W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

This is the Night Mail crossing the border,
Bringing the cheque and the postal order,
Letters for the rich, letters for the poor,
The shop at the corner and the girl next door.
Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb:
The gradient's against her, but she's on time.
Past cotton-grass and moorland boulder
Shovelling white steam over her shoulder,
Snorting noisily as she passes
Silent miles of wind-bent grasses
Birds turn their heads as she approaches,
Stare from the bushes at her blank-faced coaches.
Sheep-dogs cannot turn her course;
They slumber on with paws across.
In the farm she passes no one wakes,
But a jug in the bedroom gently shakes.

Dawn freshens. Her climb is done.
Down towards Glasgow she descends
Towards the steam tugs yelping down the glade of cranes,
Towards the fields of apparatus, the furnaces
Set on the dark plain like gigantic chessmen.
All Scotland waits for her:
In the dark glens, beside the pale-green sea lochs
Men long for News.

Letters of thanks, letters from banks,
Letters of joy from the girl and the boy,
Receipted bills and invitations
To inspect new stock or visit relations,
And applications for situations
And timid lovers' declarations
And gossip, gossip from all the nations,
News circumstantial, News financial,
Letters with holiday snaps to enlarge in,
Letters with faces scrawled in the margin,
Letters from uncles, cousins, and aunts,
Letters to Scotland from the South of France,
Letters of condolence to Highlands and Lowlands
Notes from overseas to Hebrides
Written on paper of every hue,
The pink, the violet, the white and the blue,
The chatty, the catty, the boring, adoring,
The cold and official and the heart's outpouring,
Clever, stupid, short and long,
The typed and the printed and the spelt all wrong.

Thousands are still asleep
Dreaming of terrifying monsters,
Or of friendly tea beside the band at Cranston's or Crawford's:
Asleep in working Glasgow, asleep in well-set Edinburgh,
Asleep in granite Aberdeen,
They continue their dreams,
And shall wake soon and long for letters,
And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart,
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?

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#659125 - 27th Jan 2012 10:08pm Re: Cheshire Link [Re: Moonstar]
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Oh Moonstar, I just love that poem. Simply love it!
It reminds me so much of our journeys on the old steam engine trains as children. We had our own carriages with our own door, and heaven help anyone who decided to share it with us! Your chosen poem has the same rythm as those lovely old trains and doesn't he paint a wonderful picture?
Thank you. I shall sleep well tonight!


Edited by granny (27th Jan 2012 10:10pm)
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#659931 - 30th Jan 2012 3:47pm Re: Cheshire Link [Re: granny]
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Hello Granny ,there is some interesting stuff fot me in that list ,thanks for putting it up hope your ok June

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#660026 - 30th Jan 2012 6:50pm Re: Cheshire Link [Re: gypsyjune]
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wonderful thanks June. Pleased you found something interesting. How are you?
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