The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Thursday, 12 September 2013

A gentle day.......


Yesterday was my Birthday, so for a treat we set out to the seaside! The rather threatening clouds didn't stop us stomping along the beach, working up an appetite for fish and chips in our favourite place.....


The Driftwood cafe at Blue Anchor where they serve delicious freshly prepared food in this cute 1930's converted bungalow.


I am really enjoying this "black and white" feature on my new camera, so decided to leave it on that setting as we explored the beautifully restored station near the sea front.


Sadly, we just missed the steam train, but you can just about see one in the distance in the top photograph.


 Gorgeous waiting room with original enamel signs.

Inside the ticket office (below) where we peered into the back office, with its Bakelite phones, ticket machines and old fashioned typewriter....


we were then very lucky to be allowed into the office, these fab shelves caught my eye......


Aren't they great, with all the destinations printed on aging fragile bits of card. The West Somerset Railway is a lovely place to visit if you are in the South West. See the website for details and train times.


11 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

You should have said you were coming this way........I live twenty minutes from there! At the opposite end of that road there is very large boot fair every Saturday through the summer!
Julie xxxxxxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Mean to say Happy Birthday for yesterday
Julie xxxx

Curtains in My Tree said...

happy Birthday which it's always nice to have another birthday

looks like an interesting trip I always like seeing older building and places of business of days gone by

elegancemaison said...

And to think I just sat at home drinking ( Hendricks) gin! Hahaha. Happy Birthday to us both. Cx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you Julie. it was a lovely Birthday and we enjoyed the journey to your part of the world! xx

thriftwood said...

How very lovely! The cafe and station are amazing,and right up my street ...

Thanks for popping over to Thriftwood and for your lovely comments.

Happy Belated Birthday, so glad it ws a good one!

Love Claire xxx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

'Happy Birthday Lizzie!' ;-))
So glad you had a day doing what you love.

Niki xx

nilly said...

Absolutely nothing in those photos gives the date away - very '30s, very clever!

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments. Yes, you are right Nilly, I seem to have missed out any cars or clues in the photos! x

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I love the black and white effects of these photos. Have not been here, looks delightful, love old stations. x

Vintage Jane said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Looks as though you had a lovely day ... M x