Thomas & Friends™ Steam Into DEAN FOREST RAILWAY To Celebrate Their 65th Anniversary

It is 65 years since the first ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ book appeared, written by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, at Rodborough, Stroud, and few people could have guessed what an impact the little blue engine would have globally. The first book (The Three Railway Engines) was published in 1945, and by the time Awdry stopped writing … Continue reading Thomas & Friends™ Steam Into DEAN FOREST RAILWAY To Celebrate Their 65th Anniversary

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Bluebells are back in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Everything is sooo late this year that it seemed as though the bluebells would never burst open.  But, good old nature has come good again.   The area around Blackpool Bridge (which is just off a little side road between Blakeney Hill Woods and Upper Soudley) will soon be an amazing sea of blue as far as the … Continue reading Bluebells are back in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley