Saturday, 18 July 2009

Pointless signs #5

UPDATE: This from a Mr Holt...

I was amused that the dump that is Macclesfield could claim to be Cheshire's best kept station.

However, best staffed station could well be very accurate.

I travelled through it daily around about 2005/6 and used to make a point of counting the Virgin staff in the morning.

8 was about the norm for a station with one entry point 2 platforms, one an island.

Highlights included arriving on a Sunday to renew a season ticket at a time when for months on end all trains were running via Wilmslow.

I was told they could not do it as they were short staffed.

Short staffed? There were 3 people on duty and no trains!

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Henry Allingham RIP

This from the BBC...

Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I servicemen, has died at the age of 113, his care home has said.

'Lions led by donkeys', they said.

The OESI and SofS for Defence take note.