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Seen our pictures somewhere else? - 7620/12324
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Friday, 16th May 2008

There are a very large number of my pictures on this web site and on the others with which I am involved on a personal or business level.  By the very nature of the internet, it's very easy for other people to use them on their sites / in video clips, etc. 

Where a picture has been used without my permission (i.e. has been stolen), I cannot be held responsible for the message it is used to illustrate and you should not assume that the views expressed on that site reflect my own views.  It's possible that I won't even know that the picture has been taken, though there are times (thank you!) that people report such things to me.  Even then, it can range from hard to impractical to get the pictures duly acknowledged and / or removed as the case may be.

If asked ahead of time, I will usually grant permission for my pictures to be used appropriately, and at no charge - see for details.

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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.

-- Graham Ellis, (webmaster), February 2021

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