Posts Tagged ‘ South West Trains ’

Getting From The Lord Mayor’s Show

Nov 14th, 2010 | By

Each year in November the new Lord Mayor of London is installed. This is the Lord Mayor of Dick Whittington fame, not the Boris variety. There have been lord mayors since 1189, 821 years ago or, to put it another way, since the first year of the reign of Richard the Lionheart. There have been 683 lord mayors and the Golden State Coach has been used for the last 253 years of them. The procession that accompanies the installation of the Lord Mayor is the world’s oldest civic procession.
South West Trains haven’t been around for quite the same time

The World of the Train

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

It’s a funny old world! Yes an old cliché to start an article but the last week has seen the best and the worst of the rail industry.
On the positive side, positive to over 55 year olds at least, we have seen the launch of another promotion by the First Group of their popular discounts. For £15, you can have return 2nd class (alright, standard class travel for purists) in any one zone. Seeing that one of the zones runs from Manchester to Penzance, this can be terrific value for money. Even better is that you don’t have to book up in advance. You can just turn up on the day and buy the ticket. The website is The offer runs until November 30th whereas a similar deal from Arriva Trains Wales runs until 11th December. Their website is

Having a Day Out

Aug 6th, 2009 | By

August can be a slack month for companies who provide travel and accommodation to businessmen so often there are deals, particularly by hotels, to offer discounts like 2 nights for the price of one.