The clergy and railways



This came up on an RMWeb thread.  I recall seeing Teddy Boston’s layout in the Model Railway News back in the 1960’s.  It’s a very respectable bit of modelling for that era, and he also build a delightful model of the 3′ gauge Southwold Railway, using the then new TT gauge products.

And of course, he was a great friend of the Rev. Awdry of Thomas fame.  I have probably mentioned before on this blog that his brother, Billy Boston, married my parents in East Dereham, just post-war.

He was a bit of an enthusiast.  Real steam as well!

And then of course, there’s the miniature railway in the vicarage garden…..

And here’s the final steam open day after his death….

What a great guy!  They don’t make clergy like that anymore!!!!  Or vicarages – the CofE has very sensibly sold off all the rambling property for more practical, and…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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