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Monday, 8 April 2013

Summer Wine Gang Revealed

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Several postings on this Blog have mentioned the Last of the Summer Wine Gang at Settle's preserved signal box.   The picture would not win any awards but you get the idea.   Several of them ex railway men they convene every Saturday, come rain or shine to reminisce and put the world to rights.   That stove on the left gets some hammer.

The figure in the maroon jumper is Dr Bill (WR) Mitchell - national treasure and for many years editor of The Dalesman.   His amazing archive of Dales life - and of the Settle-Carlisle line -  is being preserved for posterity, thanks to a dedicated team of archivists and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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