All Change - Memories of a Railway Enthusiast
- Price: £9.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584263
- Availability: In Stock
‘All change, all change’. The station
announcer’s voice shrieks out over the platform tannoy as the train grinds to a
halt with a squealing of brakes. Doors opening, people tumbling out, looking
this way and that, looking for relatives, loved ones or just not sure which way
to go. Struggling with luggage, trying to hold onto small children, some
impatient, some happy and laughing.
The station announcer offers help. ‘This
train terminates here, passengers for Bristol, Plymouth and Penzance make your
way to platform 11, passengers for Preston, Carlisle, Glasgow and Edinburgh
make your way to platform 6’.
Journeys to opposite ends of Great Britain,
the excitement of travel, departing, arriving, sights, sounds and smells. The
author travelled the length and breadth of Britain in pursuit of steam engines
witnessing the diverse scenery, conditions and culture. He recounts the
adventures and mishaps during these travels, the people he met, the camaraderie
and friendships developed.
All Change is also a description of life
growing up in the 40s, 50s and 60s. The progress from the post war doldrums,
poor living conditions, food rationing to the ‘boom’ times of the 60s. As
Harold Macmillan said ‘you never had it so good’.
The author recalls memories of growing up in these times, the hardships, rewards, joys and sadness. Home, school, work, holidays, family, friends and neighbours are all remembered with warmth and humour.
If you lived in this era it will stir some memories and emotions, if you didn’t then it will provide an insight into a largely bygone age.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||92 black & white|