Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to you all, fill up your life with love, compassion, tolerance, peace, happiness and perhaps hopefully some time for modelling.

It looks a lot like snow at Canute Road Quay…
The SR 1924 Christmas advert

The wonderful Southern Railway Christmas press advert from December 1924 seen left (click for a larger version) was recently unearthed by friend and Railway Historian Dr, David Turner, and is a fascinating glimpse back to a different, possibly non striking, time.
I love the promise of “Jolly Parties at the seaside”, I know “summer comes soonest in the south” but that must have been optimistic in December? A neat use of the holly leaves to show the list of Southern Railway served seaside destinations…

As the festive season and New Year break is upon us, I just wanted to say many thanks to all of you whom have taken the time to read my ramblings over the past 12 months. I hope you have found such ramblings interesting and informative.  I have always enjoyed corresponding with many of you that have made contact me via email or the comments field on my various posts. I look forward to corresponding with you again in the New Year and maybe in person at an exhibition…

A further flurry of activity will be taking place at the start of the new year with Hornby (January 10th we beleive) announcing its 2022 range followed a few weeks later, at the beginning of February, by Bachmann making the next of their now quarterly range announcements.  I will as always bring you all the Southern Railway / Southern Region related news on here as soon as their announcements are made.

Seasons greetings, whatever your faith or beliefs, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (or Nadelik Lowen ha Blydhen Nowydh Da! from the boss’ side of the Tamar) to you all! 

7 thoughts on “Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

  1. Thanks for all your posts over the past year and a very Merry Christmas and healthy New Year.

    Which reminds me, the implied criticism of those who feel they have no choice but to strike, and I include the railwaymen, (different, non striking, time.) is not well placed.

    I have worked on NHS Hospital wards for 8+ years as a volunteer and have two daughters who are clinicians in the NHS so I have direct experience of the pressures staff work under. I fully support their action and hope that eventually this incompetent and venal government either pay up or go.

    Kind regards,

    Richard B

    1. grahammuz – A railway modeller with a keen insterest in all things Southern Railway especially the 1946 to 1949 period. I can often be seen on the exhibition circuit with my Layout Fisherton Sarum or assiting MIke Wild the Editor of Hornby Magazine with his layouts at shows. I am also long time member of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society
      grahammuz says:

      Hi Richard,

      It is not implied criticism or a view either way, just a nod to current times.

  2. It’s at times like this that any activity that offers some escape from the real world around us has extra value It might be it football, family gatherings or modelling railways. I wish you, Graham, and all readers a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas and a happy New Year and lots of fulfilment from your hobbies.

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