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Drinks at mine this weekend - 1861/4655
Written by Chief Kojak on Thursday, 5th April 2007

Hi everyone,

With the glorious weather this weekend this weekend is going to bless us with I have decided to host A BBQ and country dancing night at my house. The purpose of this is to get to know you all that much better, and therefore is restricted to site members, their partners and if informed in advance, pet dogs.

The theme of the evening is 'The great british train conducter' so it would be marvelous if as many of you as possible could arrive iin fancy dress. Drink will be readilly available as my passion in life is wine making, my speciality being beetroot.

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night. My address is 25 High Street, Chippenham.

Re: Drinks at mine this weekend - 1861/4657
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Thursday, 5th April 2007

So you live in Woolworths, do you  ;D

Re: Drinks at mine this weekend - 1861/4658
Written by Chief Kojak on Thursday, 5th April 2007


Firstly may I commend you for comment. Clearly you have a passion for Woolworths as deep as you do for trains. Either that, or in addition to your bedtime reading of train timetables, you treat yourself once a week to reading the local yellow pages and now impress your mates and the single ladies down the pub by knowing the address of every business within a 5 mile radius of your house.

I do actually live above Woolworths Sherlock!

Re: Drinks at mine this weekend - 1861/4659
Written by Nick Field on Thursday, 5th April 2007

As I understand it the word to describe people such as Cheif Kojak is a troll.

Re: Drinks at mine this weekend - 1861/4660
Written by Chief Kojak on Thursday, 5th April 2007

Certainly wasting your time.


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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.

Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.

The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.

We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.

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