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Re: Cemetery signalbox nameboard (and others)

Unread postby Richard Pike » Mon Jun 5, 2017 3:31 pm

I Have a Down Box nameboard that may have come from Wood Green Tunnel box.
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Re: Cemetery signalbox nameboard (and others)

Unread postby John Hinson » Mon Jun 5, 2017 5:23 pm

I wrote:The other one that stands out (to me) in the picture I posted of Great Molewood was "Duck Halt" which had a story to it - if I remember rightly it was specially made for some filming to do with a book. There wasn't, of course, a real signal box of that name.

A friend of mine tells me that Duck Halt was the home of Catweazle and the television series from the book was filmed somewhere around Hertford.

QED, I think.

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PS - QED stands for Quite Easily Done, if you are in doubt.
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Re: Cemetery signalbox nameboard (and others)

Unread postby Ashley Hill » Mon Jun 5, 2017 6:57 pm

Now we're somewhat off topic John, the first series of Catweazle was filmed around Home Farm, East Clandon near Guildford. The second was around the Bayford/Brickendon area in Herts. The Duck Halt name boards on the station featured in S2 ep 2 are not the same as those featured in the earlier photo. Interestingly the character is shown wondering around on a main line before walking into a tunnel and getting chased out by a class 31.
http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/h/hertingfordbury/
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Re: Cemetery signalbox nameboard (and others)

Unread postby davidwoodcock » Mon Jun 5, 2017 9:35 pm

John Hinson wrote:
PS - QED stands for Quite Easily Done, if you are in doubt.


Not in my book, it doesn't, it stands for "quod erat demonstrandum" and is traditionally placed after the completion of a proof of a theorem in mathematics, effectively meaning "what was to be demonstrated". Given that the proof of some mathematical theorems can be absolutely fiendish, exercising the best mathematical minds for decades or even centuries, "quite easily done" is a distinct falsehood. I recommend the paperback "Fermat's last theorem" to anyone who doubts that.
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Re: Cemetery signalbox nameboard (and others)

Unread postby John Hinson » Tue Jun 6, 2017 1:34 am

Really? Wow.

It is on the internet so it must be true. I thought everybody knew that.

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Re: Cemetery signalbox nameboard (and others)

Unread postby Russell Maiden » Thu Aug 3, 2017 10:24 pm

Coming late to this topic, I too 'lost' some loaned items from Molewood Museum, namely scale models of two signals from Royal Oak signalling school, and the Southern Railway style station nameboards from Callington and Bere Alston. At the time I was unaware that the museum had closed and only discovered this some time later. It seems then that I was not the only person to suffer this loss.
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