7.2.15 DUDLEY REPORTBACK: In their debut action, Midlands Antifascists came out to Dudley, England today to confront the English Defence League.  But the EDL didn’t like the looks of this welcoming party and chose to hide in a pub all day, protected by the Old Bill. 

Quoting Anti-Racist Action’s first Point Of Unity: 

“We go where they go. Whenever fascists are organizing or active in public, we’re there. We don’t believe in ignoring them or staying away from them. Never let the Nazis have the street!


150107 19-07-13 by Ian Leech
Via Flickr:
London Midland 150107 waits to depart Woburn Sands on the 10:05 Bletchley to Bedford Midland service.

17-year-old English schoolboy Cecil Appleby from Queen Mary’s School in Walsall in the West Midlands learns to handle a Thompson submachine gun during a visit to a Junior Leaders school at Eastern Command in London. London, England, U.K. 8 January 1942.


November 7th - a drizzly wet, frustrating day. I took lots of photos today, but only a couple of ones I took of Nuneaton Station came out anywhere near good enough to use. I was in Leicester for work, which necessitates two trains - one between Lichfield TV and Nuneaton, and one from Nuneaton to South Wigston. I don’t normally mind this journey at all - it’s relatively quick and Nuneaton isn’t a bad station to change at. The London Midland service down the Trent Valley line which is normally excellent has been lousy so far this week, and on my way home, wet, tired and irritable, my train was cancelled. Faced with waiting an hour for another train that may not turn up either, I thought hard and got a train into Birmingham instead, and from there another to Shenstone. Two hours late I arrived home. 

Life can be trying sometimes.


My DCC project for the Bachmann Class 170 - quite a tricky one, but it looks great now!