2021 News

Work on Salisbury Plain - February 2021 
 
A project started last week to move a considerable amount of excess chalk and soil from Tidworth and Bulford to Ludgershall. This movement is due to run for the next few months, using Volvo Moxy frame-steer dump trucks, which hold 40 tonnes each.
 
They were running from Bulford Droveway to Ludgershall, using the concrete road from Gate 17, across the A338 at DD Crossing (just north of Tidworth), through Old Fowler Barracks and dumping behind the new estate at Ludgershall.
 
The next phase ran from Bulford, heading north from Old Carter Barracks, joining the Southern Transit Route (the track that is currently being worked on), past the Cross Country Driving Area, and then following the same route as before.

Larry Coles - RIP


I was very sad to learn that Larry Coles of the City of Bath Brass Band had passed away.


Larry was a corner stone of the Band and I had the pleasure of getting to know him over 19 years of working in Bath and covering many events that he attended.


Extract from Bath Brass Band Facebook page:
'Extremely saddened to announce the passing of Larry Coles on Saturday. Larry was a true bandsman and the life and soul of the band. His sense of humour and happy demeanour were second to none. We will miss him terribly.'


Details of his funeral were as follows:
Haycombe Crematorium, Bath
Monday 1st february 2021
11:30

 

Here are just a few photographs I took of Larry.

If you have any queries or wish to purchase a photograph, please contact me:

 

+44 7831237759

dcrh@supanet.com

 

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  • Eleanor firmstone (Thursday, January 23 20 09:20 am GMT)

    Hi, do you have any information on the steam roller ru7342. We now own the roller and wondered what year this was taken.
    Thanks Eleanor

  • Sarah Mitchell (Wednesday, September 11 19 10:31 pm BST)

    Hi there is a wonderful picture you took of a dear friend of mine on his journey to the gdsf this year. It is in the western daily press dated 22/08/19 Carl Brown roading the Marshall to gdsf. I cannot locate this picture on any website to purchase and was hoping i could purchase through yourself many thanks Sarah

  • John Baines (Friday, April 05 19 03:45 pm BST)

    Have you any photogaphs of James & Crockerills yard in Durrington? Their MD Peter Barber owned the Burrell Scenic Road loco 'Prince of Wales@ and other engines including Burrell roller 'Daffodil'

  • Zoe Read (Saturday, March 02 19 07:08 pm GMT)

    I see you already have dates for this one but I wondered if you would consider adding Purbeck Rally to your event list?
    9th -11th August
    worgret road, wareham, dorset, BH20 6AB
    Raising funds for Forest Holme Hospice Charity & other local causes.

  • Andrew Gray (Wednesday, February 20 19 07:55 pm GMT)

    Is that Mr Dimmer and the train made at Durrington Sec Modern, I started there 1963 and left 1968. Mr Dimmer (Regg) was such a great teacher. Wonderful set of images to treasure. p.s we met today at the Boscombe Down Tornado fly past.

  • Jamie (Saturday, September 01 18 01:39 am BST)

    Hi!

    I am Jamie. One of the coalomen from last weeks steam fair. I know you mentioned taking lots of photos of us and it would be lovely to see them. Please get back to me when you can with prices ect i will most certainly purchase a few! In the meantime i will admire wgat you have on your page here already, hope you enjoyed the show! Speak soon

    Regards
    Jamie

  • Don Russell (Friday, August 17 18 08:51 am BST)

    Hullo, found your site when looking for GDSF info. I was wondering if you had any information regarding engines travelling to the GDSF. I read engines will be raising money for cancer on there journey but I cannot find any info regarding route and timings.Thanks

  • Brian Moore (Saturday, August 04 18 12:40 pm BST)

    Thanks David: Brian

  • Peter Freeman (Thursday, May 10 18 09:56 pm BST)

    Fantastic site, easy to read and great pics! Keep up the good work.

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