Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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4th September 1949

Seventy-one years

Since the Brabazon took flight

Test pilot, Bill Pegg

Footnote:  I wrote this in April and scheduled it for publication on September 4th, the anniversary of the maiden flight. In the meantime, WordPress changed its format nd my scheduled post disappeared. So here it is resurrected.


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Escuchar el silbato del tren

LISTEN TO THE TRAIN WHISTLE

Freight trains on the move

Mournful sound nearing crossing

carried on the wind


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Unusual U.K. place names 26. – Bishop’s Stortford

BISHOP’S STORTFORD, Hertfordshire

An historic town

at a  ford crossing the Stort

river flowing through


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Unusual U.K. place names19. – Framilode

FRAMILODE, Gloucestershire

On the Severn’s Bank

The Tidesman* opens the lock

for the passing trows**

 

*Tidesman is a lock-keeper

**Trow is a flat-bottomed barge-like boat about 70Ft long for hauling cargo

The name Framilode means Frome crossing.