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19/02/2009


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the downs link stages 4 and 3 ...

henfield - partridge green - west grinstead - southwater - christs hospital - slinfold - rudgwick

The beautiful, but very inquisitive horse in the foreground came over to the path to see us. The three of us spent a few minutes together before we continued cycling on our way. Not the horse I must add!



An excerpt from Ghosts of Railways Past -

'West Grinstead was always a pretty station made rather quaint by the banks on either side. It was lit by paraffin Tilley lamps. It had an interesting goods yard with a cattle loading bay and facilities for handling horse boxes. With the hunt kennels and national stud there was quite a lot of horse traffic.'



An old carriage stands in the former goods yard. Inside houses a small selection of railway memorabilia.



The original signal still stands, alongside an empty platform; a ghostly reminder of times past.

11 comments:

Rosezilla said...

Oh, lovely, thanks for sharing your little jaunt. I love horses! That one is very pretty.

LizzieJane said...

What lovely pics, I do miss seeing those kinds of things so thank you for bringing a little bit of England to me over here.
x

Jane said...

Hello, I found you through Millefiori and Willows blog and realised that you are in Sussex and so am I, close to Steyning.So I thought I'd say hello. Jane

nikkipolani said...

Oh, Louise. How idyllic are these images! The horse is beautiful - how lovely that you got to visit with it. By the way, I wanted to alert you to more Minou-Em-Sam cuteness on my roomie's blog. They're helping her set up an interview for her video editing class. http://beginninghere.wordpress.com

Glo said...

I was thinking of the word "idyllic" too, when seeing your photos of your bike ride ~ with a bit of nostalgia as well ~ sounds like a lovely time.

daffy said...

It looks as though we have stepped back in time with these pics, they are really lovely Louise!
The horse looks rather regal too!

farawayme said...

I love the old carriage, so lovely.

I like that image, a horse on a bicycle! ;-)

Elizabethd said...

It is a beautiful part of the country. Lovely photos.

kelly said...

Very nice pics. that horse could have followed me home, i would not have minded at all! What a beauty!

Sal said...

Lovely photos Louise...I'd love an old railway carriage at the bottom of my garden ;-)

Gina said...

Lovely old carriage..so lush and green there..must make very happy horses :D Gx