(Both pics February 2014 copyright Martin Tier)
I had an email yesterday from Martin Tier who noticed that Bason Bridge platform has recently been cleared, and he kindly sent the photos above.
He quickly found the New S&D online and asked if we are behind this. Sadly I had to say no, so any information on what's going on down there would be most welcome. It may of course just be some locals tidying up their area. It's looking good though.
So far nobody within the New S&D has offered to make something happen on any of the branches. One of the ways the New S&D works is to encourage local initiatives and help publicise and finance them. This is how Spetisbury started of course!
So if anyone is interested in starting something on any of the branches please let us know (simply email me on firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can get the ball rolling.
Bason Bridge of course was the last S&D station to be used by trains, closing in 1975. From the pics it looks in good condition still. Perhaps it is time to get something going down that way!