Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Title of this Blog

(Note: original title was "A Refugee in Somerset")

Apart from the obvious reason - I'm the refugee - there are other things going on here:

The Railway is used amongst other things as a vehicle (pardon the pun) to teach local schoolchildren about history in a way they (hopefully) will remember. Apparently part of the teaching about World War II includes dressing up as evacuees (complete with suitcases) and riding the train, just as children did in real life all those years ago. I'm glad I was born after the War.

There were American troops billeted here before the D-Day landings - I'm told they were the other side of the Railway from our house. One day they all upped and went on the train to wherever they were sailing from for the Normandy landings.


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