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Meon Valley Railway Restoration

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by stephenvane, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Martin Perry

    Martin Perry Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    That was the bits I was referring to! :)
     
  2. mrKnowwun

    mrKnowwun Part of the furniture

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    Noooo I mean the high peaks of mountains, there seems to be some confusion in Hampshire, they keep referring to grassy knolls as Alps! ;)
     
  3. Hampshire Unit

    Hampshire Unit Well-Known Member Friend

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    We likes our Alps! M4M is the highest station in Southern England. Says so on MHR website so must be true.

    I think the debate about Meon Valley was less about the tree clearance than the new surface, a case of going from the sublime (claggy muddy footpth) to the ridiculous (road-like track) As I said, I haven't ridden or walked the path recently, so am only going on what has been in the local paper. I might venture down to Droxford when I have sme spare time and have a look myself. Having recently seen the primroses, cowslips, spurge and even sedums bloom on the Mid-Hants embankments where thickets of elder, field maple and dogwood have been cut back, I am one for keeping shrubs under control before they all become trees.
     
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    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Quod erat demonstrandum, then!
     
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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Have a read of "The Making of the English Landscape" by WG Hoskins. Slightly dated now, but a real eye-opener in terms of understanding the complex overlay of events that have resulted in what we think of as "pristine" countryside!

    Tom
     
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