Fairbourne Railway – The People (Part 3)

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Sydney Ellerton (aka Tetley)

 

 

Sydney attending the shop

 

 

Wendy, Malcolm, Andrew and Colin in the new shop

 

 

Me (completely grimed up) along with Andrew, Sydney and Malcolm. I can’t remember who the woman was.

 

 

Sydney in the shop

 

 

Sydney, Andrew, Colin and Mike in the workshop

 

 

Sydney having a ‘go’ on Sherpa

 

 

Me driving Sherpa

 

 

Me with a bandaged hand. Can’t remember why though.

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Messer and Colin Jepson

 

 

Sydney

 

 

Sydney’s then wife, Gina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney in the observation carriage

 

 

 

 

 

Gina on Gwril

 

 

Mike Messer with Sherpa

 

 

Joe’s black labrador dog, Penny

 

 

Andrew being given a ride on Lilian Walter

 

 

Me with Sherpa whilst being filled up with water.

 

 

Mike Messer with Yeo

 

 

Mike Messer on the big milling machine

 

 

From left to right: Me, Rob Marton’s brother, Rob Marton, Nigel Robinson, Andrew Merriman and two other volunteers.

 

 

The Marton brothers, me with the two flags and Nigel cleaning the windows

 

 

Nigel and Rob are two of my university friends who I still keep in contact with today.

 

 

Me driving Sherpa

 

 

Nigel and Andrew enjoying mugs of tea

 

 

Time for some fish and chips!

 

 

Nigel’s response to something I said

 

 

Andrew sitting on Lilian Walter

 

 

Gina and I sitting in Sherpa

 

 

Nigel looking out the window

 

 

Colin and I exchanging tokens at the passing loop

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Messer on Yeo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taken from inside Lilian Walter’s cab.

 

 

Malcolm’s favourite engine, Yeo

 

 

Sydney and Andrew making sure everyone’s on board safe and sound.

 

 

The end-of-the-day watering hole, The Springfield Hotel. Pictured from left to right is Fiona Pritchard, Steve Milner, John, France and Paxo. Paxo had a bus licence so he drove the vintage bus for awhile.

 

 

 

 

Reinelle makes fantastic Breton crêpes.

 

 

Colin and Bodger at the Fairbourne Hotel enjoying a curry and a beer.

 

 

For part of a season, we had a horse-drawn tramway to commemorate the centenary of the Fairbourne Tramway. Not as easy as you think, driving a horse-drawn tram on rails.

 

 

Fiona cutting cake at the staff party at the Point.

 

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