The club is open to everyone, no matter what their gardening ability.Come along and try us out for an evening for just £2 and, if you like what you see and hear, thereafter an annual £10 makes you an official Godstone Gardener! Indeed, after a few minutes, I begin to get a satisfying feel for the hefty weight at the end of the rope and to understand what motivates 40,000 people in Britain to ring church bells.
“Bell ringing is one of the things this country has which is unique,” says Tim Joiner, the tower captain of Chelsea Old Church, who is working with the national organisation, the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, to encourage a new generation of young recruits to take up ringing in time for the games.Welcome – whether you have landed via a Google search, or are a local new to the area or simply new to gardening.You may, of course, even be a paid-up member venturing on to remind yourself what we are doing when or in search of Alex’s authentic recipe for gazpacho!GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY issued Revised Fare 3rd class single from Upperthorpe & Killamarsh to Woodhouse Mill (dated 3/9/1927) in VGC. (1)LONDON INDEPENDENT (PIRATE) BUS COMPANIES mostly numerical stage punch type BUS TICKETS from Enterprise, FS, Fleet, Frith & Hope, Grays, Hartley, Hawk, Hawklove, Henslowe, Heast, Hillman, HB&B (geographical), Imperial, Invicta, JS&SR, Julius & Lockwood. (16)LUGGAGE LABELS to ISLE OF MAN DESTINATIONS comprising North Staffordshire Railway (3-including large type), L&YR (2 with blue cross including to Ramsey Via Liverpool), LM&SR (9 including 2 large Transitional prints – 1 laid to card), GWR (3), Midland Railway (2), MS&LR (2), LNWR (large mauve label). (22)GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY all issued 3rd class singles from Bingham, Dewsbury (GN), Leeds (2 different), Morley, Pudsey (Greenside), Retford, Sherburn-in-Elmet. Also features a 1d Workman Single numerical stage type (poor). (60)LONDON GENERAL OMNIBUS Co Ltd AND LGOC & ASSOCIATED Cos fareboard geographical punch type BUS TICKETS issued between 1922 – 1932 from service 21 from Wood Green including higher values (up to 1/3d), Cheap Mid-day and a return. (40)GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY types G31/1 (7), G31/2 (7) and G31/6 LUGGAGE LABELS including G31/2 to Audley End, Broxbourne, Dereham, Downham, Hethersett, Histon, Lynn, G31/6 headed “Via GN&GE Joint Ry” to Stockport, Stockton, Sunderland, West Hartlepool, Wick, York, etc. (16)MIDLAND RAILWAY all issued whole comprising 3rd class singles from Cambridge (2), Gloucester, London St Pancras (2), Manchester (Vic), Nottingham, Nuneaton, a Dog single from King’s Cross EO, and bicycle tickets from Bath, Burton-on-Trent, Stamford. (25)BRADFORD & LEEDS AREA Pre-Nat PLATFORM TICKETS: Edmondson card: LMSR: Bradford F Sq (3 different); LNER: Leeds Central A (2 different) and B; LNE&LMS Rlys: Leeds City (13-all different issuing points/machines); BEAM machine issues: LMS&LNE Leeds City (3). Click THE LONDON ROAD CAR COMPANY Ltd punch type BUS TICKETS comprising nine geographicals at fares between 1d and 5d from a variety of services, plus a 1d white numerical stage type. Click THE LONDON GENERAL OMNIBUS COMPANY Ltd punch type geographical HORSE AND MOTOR BUS TICKETS comprising ½d, 1d, 1½d, 2d and 2½d issues some with purple fare overprints, others plain. (20)BR mixed regions 1d Red Diamond PLATFORM TICKETS (mostly Rly Exec conditions): BR(E): Bishops Stortford DO, Barking, Bromley № 1, Colchester DO, Enfield Town, Finsbury Park № 1 (BTC conds), Haughley, Hitchin, Hornchurch, Huntingdon (North) (/) (BTC conds), King’s Cross B, Liverpool Street A, Louth; BR(H): Edinburgh (P St) № 1 and № 2; BR(N): Cullercoats, Darlington № 1, Hexham (BTC conds), Leeds Central A, Manors North, Monkseaton № 1, Newcastle (M № 3). (22)BR(S) 1d Red Diamond PLATFORM TICKETS (Trans-name at base): Addlestone, Belvedere, Bookham, Brighton № 4, Charing Cross № 4, Denmark Hill, East Dulwich, Ewell West, Gipsy Hill, Hampden Park, Hinchley Wood, Ladywell, Maidstone East № 2, Mottingham, Pluckley, Red Hill № 1, St Margarets, Sevenoaks № 1, Sittingbourne & Milton Regis, Staplehurst, Swanley, Vauxhall, Waldron & Horam № 1, Waterloo № 7, Woolwich Dockyard.The clerk has crossed out the original title and endorsed it “LNER” which does not detract from a rare issue at a station which closed on 7/7/1930. Click LONDON INDEPENDENT (PIRATE) BUS COMPANIES all geographical punch type BUS TICKETS from Ambassador, Bennett, Birch Bros, Biss Bros, Cambrian Coaching, Cambrian Landray, City, Commonwealth, Dangerfield and Overground. (22)BR(N)/BTC(N)/BRB(N) mixed PLATFORM TICKETS: BR(N): Halifax Town (Free on mauve card); BR(N) 1d Red Diamond: Manors (North), Stockton, Whitby Town; BTC(N) 2d Red Diamond: Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Brighouse for Rastrick, Malton; BRB(N) 2d Red Diamond: Northallerton; BRB(N) unpriced Red Diamond: Bradford (Exchange), Darlington (Bank Top), Dewsbury (Wellington Road), Manors, Northallerton (Issued at Booking Office), Whitley Bay; BTC(N) Free (blue card): Halifax (overstamped “Cancelled”), York; BRB Free (blue card): Northallerton. Click WJ MORRIS OMNIBUS PRO-PRIETOR 5d brick punch type HORSE BUS TICKET for the service from Salisbury [Arms] – Liverpool Street in good condition. (1)THOMAS TILLING LIMITED punch type BUS TICKETS comprising nine geographical issues from various services at fares from ½d to 8½d including three “long” types, plus a “long” 1½d mauve numerical stage type. Click LCC TRAMS early print geographical punch type TRAM TICKETS comprising five at ½d fare and five at 1d fare. Click THE VANGUARD MOTORBUS Co Limited punch type BUS TICKETS comprising two geographicals at 1d and 3d fares for routes from The Swan and from Kensal Rise (route number 6), plus three numerical stage types at 1d, 2d and 4d. Two items are a little faded/stained, good/VGC otherwise. Click METROPOLITAN ELECTRIC TRAMWAYS Ltd punch type geographical TRAM TICKETS from a number of different routes at fares between 1½d and 4d including Exchange and Workman’s Exchange. (25)BR(E) 1d no diamond PLATFORM TICKETS (Trans-name at base): Althorne, Bush Hill Park, Chadwell Heath A, Ely, Felixstowe Town, Harold Wood, Hertford East, Highams Park & Hale E, Liverpool Street A, Huntingdon North, Lowestoft Central A, Palmers Green. Click SOUTH LONDON TRAMWAYS COMPANY selection of all different punch type HORSE TRAM TICKETS from a variety of services at fares between 1d and 4d dating from 1880s until taken over by LCC Tramways in November 1902. All different and mostly good/VGC although one is laid to card. Some examples have (Bd) and (Bm), mostly good/VGC otherwise. Click LNER Issued 3rd class single from Dukeries Junc St’n to Tuxford (Cent or North) (dated 6/3/1950 (Last Day)) in VGC. (23)BR(M) 1d no diamond PLATFORM TICKETS (Trans-LMS type): Acton (Cen), Blackpool (South), Chester (Gen) № 1, Chester (Northgate), Dalston Junc, Derby (LM) 2nd Set, Hatch End WO, Headstone Lane, Holyhead, Kenton, Kilburn (H Rd), Liverpool (Central) № 1, Llandudno (2 different series), Manchester (Central) 2nd Set, Manchester (Ex) № 2, Manchester (London Road) FSO, Matlock, Oldham (Clegg Street). Click LCC TRAMS selection of “short” geographical TRAM TICKETS all from Services 2-4 Savoy Strand/Westminster Station – Merton at fares from 1d to 5d issued in the early 1920s. Four examples have a little (Bm) and/or (Bd), good/VGC otherwise. Click LNER EX-NER STATIONS all different issued mostly 3rd class singles from Brampton Jun, Chester-le-Street, Darlington North Rd (3rd whole return), East Boldon, Flamborough, Haltwhistle (3rd whole return), Heads Nook (3rd whole return), Hebburn, Hutton Cranswick (3rd whole return), Newcastle, Pallion (string mark), Pocklington (3rd whole return), Ripon, Scarborough, Shildon (3rd whole return), South Shields, Stamford Bridge (1st whole return), Sunderland, Wakefield (Westgate St’n), York. Fares range from 1d to 5d and includes Workmen’s Returns. (25)BR(W) 1d Red Diamond PLAT-FORM TICKETS (Rly Exec conditions): Barmouth, Barnstaple Junc 1, Bristol TM A, Cardiff Queen St A, Ealing Broadway, Gobowen, Hayes & Harlington A, High Wycombe D, Kingswear BO, Marylebone 2, Minehead, Newport H St 2, Okehampton, Oswestry, Paddington 2, 4, 7 and E, Plymouth Friary, Plymouth N Rd D; (BTC conditions): Chippenham, Gobowen, Marylebone 2, Minehead, Newport H St 2.