The North Devon Line
Barnstaple, North Devon, England
another "content over style" heritage web page from Steve Johnson`s "Cyberheritage"
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
Liskeard to Looe
click above to enlarge: my son about 4 and trains - Liskeard at top, Looe at bottom
all taken 1985 and 1986
Around about this time most of the services from the rather odd Looe platform at Liskeard Station (it`s at a sort of right angle to the main line station, a separate station in many ways, along a lane) were in the hands of "bubble car" DMU`s.
On many a Saturday or Sunday afternoon either just my son and I would take a class 50 down from Plymouth, and change at Liskeard for Looe.
Looe is a delightful seaside town with a great clean sandy beach. Away from the seafront would be a endless variety of arcades for the kids to play in - my son`s favourite was "cakewalk" - a sort of mechanical shove ha`penny.
At this time and at his age, a "lunch box" was a must have accessories - the one seen here is "The A-Team."
The sound of the local brass band playing in the sun among the caw of the gulls is so very evocative and so English....along with the Fish `n Chips!