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Hythe and Surbiton

16 years ago...

Well I am in stormy Hythe in Kent, also about a 5 minute walk from the sea,

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Hi Warren and All

You talking about the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway reminds me of the Midland and Southern Counties Joint Railway an O gauge model railway which operated in garden, garage and even through the kitchen into the lounge on
portable baseboards. The garden section was used in fine weather. This was located at 26 Surbiton Hill Park up to 1980. It was open on a Sunday afternoon in summer months as well as a Tuesday evening. The owner Mr John Hart died in 1979. He was a bachelor. I don't think most wives would have enjoyed a railway line going through the kitchen while cooking a Sunday roast. John did however manage to cook himself a meal for himself and a member who used to drive up from Hove!

The club still exists but in a different location in Surbiton.

Does anyone remember it? It was once featured on the BBC Nationwide programme.

Regards to All

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