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The Shakesperian Express 2/4

There was only a short time for the Shakespearian Express to sit in Birmingham Snow Hill station before the return journey to Stratford-Upon-Avon so we didn’t leave the train, but I did notice this sign on the platform, it seems our good friend from Cirencester way may well have secrets we are not aware of.

The Shakesperian Express 2/4

There was only a short time for the Shakespearian Express to sit in Birmingham Snow Hill station before the return journey to Stratford-Upon-Avon so we didn’t leave the train, but I did notice this sign on the platform, it seems our good friend from Cirencester way may well have secrets we are not aware of.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jan 2014, 02:36
Cripes, Brian...surely there was time to dash out a buy the missus a top-up supply of crisps and tinned beer...
Brian Walbey: I was too busy photographing the cross reference to our good friend Gutteridge on the sign, and we had plenty of refreshments with us.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2014, 07:29
He might be the patron saint of gutteridge Brian!

Birmingham Snow Hill used to be a wonderful railway place but was closed. Now re-opened it is a mere shadow of its former self..
Brian Walbey: Indeed he might Chris. I went there once from Euston and walked to Moor Street for a meeting while I worked for BR., that's the only other time I ever went there, I seem to recall both stations were a bit dark, dirty and dismal.
He even has a circus in Birmingham Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed he does Bill, the man certainly gets around.
That is a european time I see, 24-hrs clock, uncommon for the UK
Brian Walbey: 24-hour clock is used a lot over here now, but the actual reason for the photograph, which most of you have missed, is the reference to our good friend Chad on the lower half of the sign.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 3 Jan 2014, 10:02
I made many trips to Birmingham over the years but never travelled from Snows Hill ... My train journey's from Brum to Stratford O A always went from Moore street station.
Brian Walbey: I went there once from Euston and walked to Moor Street for a meeting while I worked for BR., that's the only other time I ever went there, I seem to recall both stations were a bit dark, dirty and dismal. The actual reason for the photograph, which most of you have missed, is the reference to our good friend Chad on the lower half of the sign.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2014, 14:29
I only know Birmingaham New Street Station, Brian - used to travel north to Marconi when I worked and always went through Birmingham
Brian Walbey: I went there once from Euston and walked to Moor Street for a meeting while I worked for BR., that's the only other time I ever went there, I seem to recall both stations were a bit dark, dirty and dismal. The actual reason for the photograph, which most of you have missed, is the reference to our good friend Chad on the lower half of the sign.
Don't see a bit of the white stuff covering anything is this shot, Brian. Snow Hill, indeed!
Brian Walbey: I believe that name goes back many years Beverly, but that is a guess on my part. The actual reason for the photograph, which most of you have missed, is the reference to our good friend Chad on the lower half of the sign.
Well spotted and captured with the sign's repetition Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Jan 2014, 16:05
Let's just hope it doesn't go to his head, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: So far he hasn't seen it Ginnie, so it's possible he will remain the Chad we all know and love smile
Birmingham it is then....never thought it exist..
Brian Walbey: It certainly exists Aderonke, indeed if one is travelling West or East from where we live it gets in the way and conjures up enormous amounts of traffic smile Having said that the centre of the city is a very pleasant place to go.
Nicely spotted, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Jan 2014, 18:30
I like the font used on the sign; very modern and easy to read. I've come across a church dedicated toSt. Chad but for the life on me I can't recall where now. Isn't Snow Hill very close to The Bullring? Ah.. no, I think that is Moor Street.
Brian Walbey: There are churches dedicated to St.Chad at Shrewsbury, Lichfield, Headingly, Kirkby and Leicester among others (Googled). Moor Street is next to the Bullring, there is a view of that weird building from the platform.

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