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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I know - it's been very quiet on here the last week or so! The main reason is that we are off on a two week holiday this Friday, with a week in the Caribbean and a week in Florida. Consequently I've been really busy getting everything done at work, and I've not even been able to get up to Midford for three weeks ...
Also losing two cats (both 19) and getting two new kittens has left us both upset and very busy!
I have today managed to get the new membership cards done (currently for new members and renewals) and those of you who have been waiting for a few weeks for your welcome pack won't have to wait very much longer!
I'm starting to look towards 2011 now ... which should see the actual rebuilding of Midford begin, restoration of Spetisbury take off, the new 1000% better Right Lines launched and that big press push I've promised for months. The first AGM of the New S&D should also take place in around March.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
We're just about to submit our proposals for Spetisbury on the Dorset section of our route. The idea here is to do a southern version of Midford, with an information office and shop. This is at a key location on the route, between Blandford and Poole, and will be on one of the first sections of the line to be fully reopened.
The original Spetisbury closed as long ago as 1956 but it is very well preserved, indeed a small amount of restoration work has already been done there. The intention is that the station will see trains again in the mid term future.
Hopefully now the submission is ready to go off to Dorset County Council it won't be long before our southern members have a place to go to make things happen!