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Old 05-26-2020, 06:20 PM   #8
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I have just refound this old thread from 2009, that summer we attended that year's biannual gathering of Nevil Shute fans in York England (Nevil in the 30s after the end of the R100 airship program that he virtually managed at Howden near York which had included an epic return flight to Canada) started his own aircraft company (Airspeed Limited) in York, After the confrrence we visited my sister then (probably inspired by this thread) I persuaded both families to drive the 108 miles to Portmeiron and really enjoyed the beauty of this unique town (there are many photos of it on the internet plus 3 very nice walk around videos on YouTube) A visit is highly recommended by me, We also on the way called in to Blaenau Ffestiniog the terminus of the narrow gauge Festiniog railway "It is the oldest surviving railway company in the world"
to rekindle my own teenage trainspotting enthusiasm

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