Out and about with our local photographer and train enthusiast Rob Coles who has been exploring things beyond the boundaries of Bath.
“Yesterday I went to meet a friend from a London train at Chippenham.
We missed each other, so I had time to look around the station. It was immaculate (although Bath station is always smart and spotless) with a beautiful painted and restored small booking hall.
The footbridge stair rails also caught my eye they were a simplified version of the Sydney Gardens footbridge rails.
Twenty minutes of free parking at the station and then two hours of free on-street parking so I went to the big Tesco and Wilkinsons. I found it all so easy that I nearly spent £500 on a new computer! A very different world to Bath, but I don’t think I will move.
On the way back I noticed that the view of Box tunnel from the viewing point was almost totally obscured by vegetation.”
I wonder if that’s an issue every summer Rob? Is it Network Rail or some local enterprising resident who could take on the job of improving the view?! Thank you – once again – for your photos.