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Sunday, 10 March 2013

More Nuggets of Gold

This scruffy looking desk was rescued from from the skip by FoSCL volunteer Dave Moss, who has looked after Horton in Ribblesdale station (next up the line from Settle) for more years than he may care to remember - but that is another, heroic, story.

The desk was from the porter's room - not the sort of desk you sat at but a stand-up desk.   It was wall mounted with wooden front legs.   Interesting enough so far but on opening the lid . . . .

. . . .  what should we find but three foolscap handwritten sheets detailing the porters' daily duties, shift by shift.   Heaven knows when Horton in Ribblesdale (unmanned for decades but restored by the S&C Trust) last had porters of any sort - let alone by the shift!

We shall have great fun transcribing the writing - and preserving another nugget of heritage gold.
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