Spotted last Friday on everyone’s favourite tat bazaar, FleaBay – this wonderful handbill from the dying years on local rail.
On Saturday, 19th December 1959, there was to be a charter train to Crewe, for fans of Walsall FC to watch their team play Crewe Alexandra in League Division Four.
Eight shillings return second class from Brownhills, depart 12:25pm (time to get a jar in first… maybe at the Station Hotel), Calling Walsall 20 minutes later and returning that evening at 6:45pm.
The golden days of rail, and no mistake. You can buy this on eBay here. What a wonderful thing.