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Office: (44) (0) 5603 676623  |  Independent Communications Consultancy based Westminster, London SW1

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Mark Goldfinch
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Situated in deepest rural Surrey, on the south side of the North Downs, Chilworth station is still open and services a small village on the orbital line between Redhill and Guildford. Nowadays, trains travel between Reading and Redhill, with some passing through on the way to Gatwick Airport. Read more about the station here....
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Badrasheen is a wayside station about 25 miles south of central Cairo on the western Giza bank of the River Nile. Facing it on the Nile’s east bank is Helwan, southern terminus of Line 1 of Cairo’s extensive Metro network. Just west are the ruins of the original city of Memphis from ancient Egypt. Memphis...
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]One thing about pre-printed tickets, especially those for rarer types of tickets issued less often, was that they tended to last a long time. They could still be sitting in the rack at the ticket office years after they were printed. One example is this ticket for a child privilege return from Ashford (Kent)...
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This flimsy piece of paper is not a ticket, but is a label designed to be attached to items of luggage travelling aboard the famous Golden Arrow train. There is no date on this label so it is difficult to work out whether it is pre- or post-war. In the days before aircraft the...
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]This is a Southern Railway platform ticket for London Cannon Street station. Sadly it has no date, but the Southern Railway was nationalised into British Railways from the beginning of 1948. The (No.3) refers to the ticket window it was issued from. The ticket also has a circular clip at the number 7 which...
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1516051561677{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]This is definitely a place name that demonstrates how difficult it is to write Arabic words in English letters. There are nearly half a dozen ways of writing the town’s name, from el-ayat, aiyat, ayyat, ayyaat, al-‘ayat and so forth. The name is related to the word for tailor, which might...
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