The clergy and railways

This came up on an RMWeb thread.  I recall seeing Teddy Boston’s layout in the Model Railway News back in the 1960’s.  It’s a very respectable bit of modelling for that era, and he also build a delightful model of the 3′ gauge Southwold Railway, using the then new TT gauge products.

And of course, he was a great friend of the Rev. Awdry of Thomas fame.  I have probably mentioned before on this blog that his brother, Billy Boston, married my parents in East Dereham, just post-war.

He was a bit of an enthusiast.  Real steam as well!

And then of course, there’s the miniature railway in the vicarage garden…..

And here’s the final steam open day after his death….

What a great guy!  They don’t make clergy like that anymore!!!!  Or vicarages – the CofE has very sensibly sold off all the rambling property for more practical, and economic, houses.


And now for something completely different – 15 minutes of wonderful guitar work.

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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2 Responses to The clergy and railways

  1. I REMEMBER TEDDY—FORM AN ISSUE OF RAILWAY MODELLER IN THE MID 1970’S!!!

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  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    LOVED PEEKS AT HIS LIFE IN…RAILWAY MODELLER…MANY MOONS AGO!

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