Tuesday, 2 October 2012
trouble in't village
They said there'd be trouble today. First news was of 'railway trouble' but later the tram conductor said I should watch out for protests in the village.
Sure enough, the railway station was all but deserted, although the buses were still running. Then I heard the sound of raised voices.
It sounded like a rally and I could see placards being waved at the band-stand.
I crossed the cobbled street just as the leading protestors from the NUWSS turned the corner.
Yes, I'd travelled a mere eight miles distance but back in time just over a hundred years, to the small village of Beamish. It still runs on pounds, shillings and pence and proudly portrays the turn from the nineteenth and into the very early twentieth century.
Posted by rashbre at 17:42