Happy Mother’s Day to all mums especially mine

It’s Mother’s Day today, although it might have become a bit like ‘Clinton’s day” (other card shops are available) it actually originated in the Middle Ages, when the custom developed of allowing people who had moved away from where they grew up to come back to visit their home or ‘mother’ churches, and their mothers, on the fourth Sunday of the Christian festival of Lent.

T14 class No 461 heads west passing the daffodils appearing on the embankment between the main line and 21c159 “Sir Archibald Sinclair” waiting on shed.

This year perhaps the day is more poignant than ever as due to the current restrictions in place Mother’s Day can not for many be the usual family gathering, however for most of us we can still keep in touch, pick up the phone and perhaps also say it flowers.

For those whose Mum is unfortunately no longer with us, then take a moment to smile with a memory as she still lives on in your heart and mind.

Raise a glass to all Mum’s out there but especially mine.




2 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day to all mums especially mine

  1. A SR railwayman’s daughter, as a schoolgirl during the war mother used to go round to Ian Allan’s home (behind Woodside Fire Station – a SR clerk, he lived with his mother then) to buy her locomotive numbering books!

    A few years ago she went out to see an excursion pass nearby scheduled to be hauled by a Bulleid pacific.

    When asked how did she get on the reply was a ‘a waste of time’ as the locomotive had been substituted for a Black 5!


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