‘The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway’ (or S.M.J.) was a small independent railway company which ran a line across the empty, untouched centre of England. It visited the counties of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and a little of Buckinghamshire, only existing as the SMJ from 1909 to 1923. In 1923 the S.M.J.became a minor arm of the London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.), then in 1948 'British Railways'
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‘”You have to spend so much time down here, you might as well work for the railway!” pronounced Blakesley stationmaster Eddie Blandford. So I gave it my consideration and successfully applied for a job as porter at Towcester station. ‘
Previously to this on leaving school Bob had worked for Mrs Bartholomew at Blakesley Hall. She was the widow of C W Bartholomew…
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