Sorry, I’ve been a bit busy again this week, but I just thought I’d flag up a really lovely, quirky bit of local history that may otherwise pass you by.
David Cresswell, Brownhillian, friend of the blog and rail enthusiast tweeted about this post on his blog this morning, and I read it on the way to work. Guest written by Rob Taylor, it’s an account of life at Fosseway Level Crossing, on the Walsall to Lichfield Line, just north of Wall in Staffordshire. It’s lovely, it really is, and it’s exactly the kind of left-field local stuff I adore. This is really what the internet was invented for.
Dave is an active, founder member of the excellent South Staffordshire Railway Group who are campaigning to resurrect a rail service from Lichfield to Walsall through Brownhills in the long term, and try to preserve what remains of the railway now, in the short term. I wish David and Rob all the best.