| Now firmly on the "original" route, we
pass over the GWR/Western Region South Wales line at Lawrence Hill ...pronounced
something like "Lornsill" in Bristolianese...and soon find ourselves ascending
the bank to Fishponds station, where bankers - seen on weekly visits to
my grandparents in the 1940/50s- would detach. We are just leaving Fishponds
northbound platform, hence the "speed" blur.....you can still imagine yourself
walking out through the half open door to a 1960s World outside, had you
just left the train.