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Photos by Hugh Flemming, April 1939
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Wednesday April 12th 1939
Easter Holiday Weekend
Father drove me in the car to the station & he brought the photo of Margaret, Joan & me & it was very good.
We arrived at the station & saw the Stationmaster & he was very pleased to see me again.
Father put me in the train to London & the train was called “Paddington & Bristol, Lounton”. But I did not go in the Bristolian to London because Gwen could not fetch me at night there was too much traffic.
I had lunch on the dining car & very good meal.
I arrived Paddington station at half past two. I found Gwen was waiting for me at Paddington. She drove me in a lovely new car to Byfleet.
We arrived Holmside at four o’clock for tea.
John went to a dance at night. Saturday morning we went to see Helen at her new home & so we saw Helen home it was a beautiful home.
We went back to Holmside again because Will wanted to see Billy for lunch & tea with John & me.
Gwen did not go with us because she was staying with John’s aunt.
John drove off to Billy with Will & me for lunch at twelve oclock.
We had a long journey in the new car & we passed Slough & we saw G.W.R. train passing through Slough & straight to London & the weather was bad.
Arrived at Billy home at quarter past one because the car was too new. John drove very slowly about 30 miles (per hour). We had lunch in the dining room
With Billy & his wife.
She had a little girl called Ann & she was three years old.
This afternoon we talked together and laughed about Ann & she was very funny & sweet playing a game. Ann went in the pram for a walk with Nurse for a fresh air.
Billy & his wife showed Will & John, I to see the garden & flowers. But it was raining.
At four oclock we had some tea in the drawing room. After tea Will & John & I left Billy’s home about five o’clock. John drove to Beaconsfield with Will & me to “Bekonscot” it was beautiful model houses & Cathedral, church, castles & tiny farmers, Zoo, Hunting, road, railway, aeroplane, dock but their were no train service because it was closed. And we went back to the way home & we heard big Catharl with song music inside the model Carthral it was a wonderful.
We drove away home about quarter to severn.
Will & John, I were very tired & we had good time at Billy’s home.
Sunday morning at ten oclock after breakfast john took me in the car to church.
I went to church about one hour. When I left from the church & I saw “Bournemouth Bell” with the Pullman on the Southern Railway at the full speed!!!!
After church John & I went for a walk & we walked by the main line to see Southern Railway & it was very interesting to see Southern Railway Express but Electric train running on the slow line & sometime express train on the fast line & aeroplanes flying round all the time.
We walked back home again for lunch. We had lunch with Gwen & a
Hand and flag so we went through the points very slowly to Paddington.
We arrived Paddington before half past one.
We had a very good journey on the train to London from Bristol about 106 ¼ miles in two hours.
We got in the taxe off to the Palace Theatere.
But we saw awful Signal box broken up it looked so black smoke on the wall outside Paddington Station.
We drove to the Palace Theatre from Paddington it was very busy & crowded in the streets in London. The weather was a little misty. We arrived at the Palace Theatre about two oclock.
Mrs. Hayes I & Margaret sat altogether upstairs in the Palace Theatre. We had a very good view of the stage & it was a very big Theatre, & we saw “Under your hat”.
After lunch when sun was shining while John & I left from home to Farnborough Green to see tiny railway.
We drove through the country & we saw motor bicycle went very fast climbed up the steep hill for the practice & then we went on to Farnborough Green & there were many aeroplanes flying about in the sky.
We arrived Farnborough Green at half past four & walked to the ticket box & we walked on the tiny platform.
The station was very sweet & it was just like real railway station. We got in the open air coach & we sat down & I was very surprised that big locomotive drawn our coach & I looked at the locomotive in the front.
We started off to Camberly & the engine driver drove the locomotive
Very slowly because there were permanent way lines & afterwards we had been rather fast in the country & made a noise on the rail it was rather like French train.
We passed the main line by the Electric Southern Railway.
It was stopped at Cove Wood & another train passed our train & it was very interesting.
We started off again through the wood & there was only one line in the wood & our train
Went very fast round left & right & I looked at the locomotive it went very fast & pumping up & down. I took some photos of this locomotive.
It stopped at Watchett Wood & started off again to Camberly. There were two lines & our train went rather fast we had crossed bridges twice because there were two rivers. The engine driver pulled the whistles to Camberly station.
We arrived at Camberley station at quarter to five and we went in another train for Farnborough Green with a small tank locomotive.
We got out from Camberley
train & I went to see big locomotive & it was called “Silver Jubilee” 4-6-0 & I took it. But I was surprised there were some people seat inside the carriage with roof & tiny window at Camberly station. The Camberley station was not finished building because it was a new tiny railway this year. The engine driver thought the “Silver Jubilee” locomotive was broken but it was one buffer lost in the front of the Silver Jubilee locomotive.
We started off and it went very fast back to Farnborough Green again & we saw an electric Southern Railway train which passed our tiny railway. We stopped Watchett Wood & some people sat on our tiny railway & started again & started again & it went very fast again through the wood it was same before.
We stopped at Cove Wood & started off to Farnborough Green & we saw another train which passed our train.
Arrived at Farnborough Green station & we got out of the train. John & I went to see a huge model locomotive it was called “Garratt” 4-6-0+0-6-4.
They started off to Camberley with long open air coaches. John & I walked back to the large station & it was a wonderful tiny railway & there were four locomotives & some coaches in open air & inside coaches & good trains, tiny signals & signal box
I took two postcard of the tiny railway for my Mother & Margaret. We drove home again for tea at five oclock.
We had journeyed in the tiny train about 15 miles.
All the tiny railway was called “Surry Bourcler & Camberley Railway” (S>B>C>R>)
It was for the first time new tiny railway & I had never been in a tiny railway before.
We arrived home for tea.
Monday morning Gwen took John’s Aunt in the car with me to Guildford station for his Aunt to go away by the train. After lunch Gwen & I went to the picture to see “Men with Wings & it was very good film & a coloured film but it was so sad about an aeroplane which crashed in the sea.
We went back home for tea & then after tea we went to see Helen’s home & we talked all about things to Helen for one hour.
We went home again.
Tuesday morning I got up early in the morning for breakfast & I left Byfleet with John & I said goodbye to Gwen by the electric Southern Railway to Waterloo.
Arrived Waterloo station we went by the underground to Paddington & it was a new tube. Arrived Paddington station John & I went to the second platform for the Bristolian & John went away & I went in the train. At ten oclock the Bristolian started off to Bristol & it went very fast train.
I heard the whistle of the Bristolian through Swindon workshops. After Swindon I went to the buffer & I drink some coffee & eat biscuits.
It was a wonderful new buffer car on the Bristolian.
Arrived Temple Meands station at Bristol & I got off the Bristolian & I was surprised to see Fred
fetched Mother from Uchinwood Manor.
We arrived home again for lunch. It was a wonderful time staying with Gwen & John for my week end & I enjoyed it very much.
Easter Holiday Weekend - Surrey Border Camberley Railway - April 12, 1939