Photo copyrighted

Photo copyrighted

Photo prompt curtsy of Ronda Del Biccio

A local bus carries him to the railway station. It’s driver deposited him at the station door. It was twenty minutes before the Carlisle train arrives. Just enough time to get a cup of tea. Thirty minutes later he was stepping down into a bygone period; for Hellifield station until recently has appeared firmly stuck in a time warp. A visit to the stations platform cafe, provided an excellent sausage butty and a steaming mug of tea, whilst he waited for the ex Morecambe boat train. Morecambe and Wise would have certainly had something to say about the onward nautical ride to Carnforth…Peachy…

Footnote: After posting this story, it will be my pleasure to undertake the journey described. Meeting up with a good friend at Hellifield. Then we will travel to Carnforth station, for coffee at it’s rather historic cafe. After checking out the stations clock, and later a a well stocked model shop on one of the redundant platforms. The station clock has become quite famous, after it appeared in the 1945 film Brief Encounters…

waiting for duty

waiting for duty

This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    THAT clock? Wow!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sadly today the clock was silent.

  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael

    “And his short fat ‘airy legs.” πŸ˜‰ I only know of Morcombe and Wise through old Beatles footage. The station sounds fascinating.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Rochelle. Creating laughter was their trade, and they where right good at it.

  3. Tannille

    There is nothing quite like train travel. There is a special magic to it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      My sentiments entirely Tannille

  4. J Hardy Carroll

    Fun trip

    1. Michael Humphris

      Today the cold bite of autumn was very evident, which stopped me falling asleep, so I did not ending up arriving at Carlisle

  5. Keith's Ramblings

    A trip I’d love to take and a nice reminder of the legendary Morecombe and Wise – wahey!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Wahey indeed .

  6. Sandra

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It was Sandra. There was a cold bite in the air.

  7. Psychic-Medium-Author Ronda Del Boccio

    Enjoy the journey!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I did, thank you, Ronda

  8. Na'ama Yehuda

    Tick Tock for that clock! πŸ™‚ I can see why you’d wanna make a daytrip of it!

    1. Michael Humphris

      The autumn air and colours, along with the sight of a fine Heron made it an interesting day.

      1. Na'ama Yehuda

        πŸ™‚ How lovely!

  9. Iain Kelly

    Sounds like a lovely day trip. Enjoy!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Iain. The world is full of marvellous places. There are so many I know I will never reach. So I enjoy what is on my doorstep. Today the air was crisp and I saw a fine Heron. Such things please me.

  10. tedstrutz

    An interesting story, and footnote. Now I have to fire up the Google Machine.

    1. Michael Humphris

      The world is full of marvellous places. There are so many I know I will never reach. So I enjoy what is on my doorstep. Today the air was crisp and I spotted a fine Heron. Such things please me. Sorry about the need to fire up Google.

  11. msjadeli

    Sounds like a memorable trip, Michael. Hoping more stories about it are shared after the trip πŸ™‚

  12. granonine

    I’d love to see all that. kYou’ve described it perfectly.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I do love watching nature, Thank you Granonine,

  13. Brenda's Thoughts

    It sounds like a wonderful trip, with good company, interesting sights, and yummy food. What a pleasing story!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Brenda…For me it is an easy journey to undertake, filled with interest.

  14. draliman

    I’ll take two of those sausage butties!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Lovely to have a good appetite,

  15. Sascha Darlington

    I hope you enjoyed your day! πŸ™‚

    1. Michael Humphris

      I did thank you sascha

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: