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Adlestrop station sign


Comment on Adlestrop station sign

I have always loved the poem. One midsummer day a few years ago, I went there and leaned on a gate to a meadow by the village. It was filled with wild flowers and the mood of the poem just flooded over me. Maybe I was only there for about 10 minutes, but I have the poem and my own memory of the place.

Comment on Adlestrop station sign posted 2006-08-11 by Ruth Hunt from Birmingham


Comment on Adlestrop station sign

There are two variations on the poem by Stuart Butler. These relate how the station signs were offered to the Swindon railway museum and later to an art school in Oxford. Both turned it down! So it is a bit of a miracle that one did survive to be in the bus shelter (are there any bus services? I suspect not).

Comment on Adlestrop station sign posted 2006-02-06 by Peter Fleming from Bedfordshire