So I’ve just spent the last couple of hours on the footplate and lending a hand powering this old Locomotive. Absolutely INCREDIBLE and so much more to it and work than you’d ever believe. 😍🚂 😓 #steamtrain #churnetvalleyrailway #dirtywork #sweatingmytitsoff #heritage #steampower #goodoldtimes #backintime #amazing #geekforlife #transportedbackintime
Happy Father’s Day to our Tezza! The wind up merchant who sang me to sleep with #folksongs , taught me how to #shoot and how to strip and clean a rifle and a shotgun at primary school age, who’d take me walking for miles and miles teaching me and instilling my love for #history , English culture, and the #countryside , who taught me ‘technical’ #landrover and 4x4 maintenance 😂, who’s regaled me for hours on end about his travels and adventures and our vast and varied eccentric family history and members past, and who would definitely take the piss out of me if he could see what a sop I’m being. I am definitely my fathers son, and proud as hell about that. Have a belter Daddy H. 🍻❤️. #fathersday #dad #soppybollocks
That rare day off means impromptu sessions with @mellor1988 , and neither man nor beast can argue with that.
If anybody may have ever ‘wondered’ about any other member of the Hitchman family, this old turn of the century Edwardian chap is genuinely part of my inheritance off of my auntie Lynne. I have marvelled at him hanging on her kitchen wall untouched since I was a small child. Yes we are all rather ‘off’ 😂😆😊. #eccentric #farmerfolk #countrypeoplebelike #peoplearestrange #oddballs #family #notmyfault #edwardian #taxidermy #inheritance #ancientfamily
April #2013 , the night I met one of my all time Folk idols/legend John Tams. LEGEND of the folk scene. Who not only signed my rare Muckram Wakes LP (& his first release), but who’d also singled me out from the crowd and called me ‘sartorial’ 😂😏. #fangirl #folkmusic #gig #johntams #bestmemories #homeservice #derbyshirelegend
Genuinely CANNOT believe what I passed earlier slowly plodding up the M40, battered, discoloured and faded.. Until I took note of the registration ‘SNX 891’ and saw the very faded but just about visible Pegasus painted on the door and ‘OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE’ I have literally just passed one of THE very same two Land Rovers that took part in the famous Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern overland London-Singapore expedition a short while ago in 1955-6. Still going 63 years later. The original book I’ve read several times since I was a lad and always one of my favourite adventure stories. #schoolboyexcitement doesn’t even cut it. 😱😂😍. #shitthebed #landrover #geekyshit #oxfordandcambridgefareasternexpedition #stillcantbelieveit #oldunsarethebest