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Episode 26 – Life on the Watercress Line – Some Leave at Christmas (1)?
Do you fancy some leave at Christmas? Would you like a break from the relatives? Need some air?
Then visit the Watercress Line for Christmas Leave, where you’ll have the opportunity to travel with servicemen and their families. With Christmas just over, those who had leave for Christmas are travelling back to base. Those who were on duty over Christmas are going home for a few days.
The Home Guard are very active during Christmas Leave checking the identity cards of all the passengers. In addition they’re on the lookout for suspicious people – spies, black marketeers and others. I’m a little worried though because they are helping people fill out and stamp their ID cards!
I get the opportunity to talk to some of the passengers who are out for the day. In this episode all the action takes place on the train as it is mid-Winter.
If you’ve enjoyed this podcast why not visit the Watercress Line on the 26th and 27th December 2019 and take part in Christmas Leave. You could go through your wardrobe and find your 1940s gear – then you can dress in character! There will be lots to see at the stations and a regular train service. Full details are on the Watercress Line website – click here.
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The next episode of Life on the Watercress Line is in a few weeks.
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The theme and incidental music, Steam Railway, used in this podcast is licensed from AKM Music.
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