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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

2 is for Almost Tomorrow! But Not Quite!

Best show in the calendar is less than 48-hours away, but you need to get there to be there! Sort of dealt with the roads yesterday, but for those not driving, there are all the benefits of Public Transport . . . groan!

Train Travel
Well served by stations, but Whitton is the one to aim for as it's only a couple of minutes walk away from the venue. SouthWestern Railways' site is here for updates and double checking. Since taking over the franchise they have had some minor industrial action, but there's nothing ongoing at the moment, although two other rail companies had strikes today (Wed. 9th) so best to check the link.

Directions from PW's page -

From Central London and the South of England
By overground train (South Western Railways) from Waterloo or Clapham Junction to Whitton Station.  There are 8 trains an hour and the journey time is approx. 30 minutes, this is a loop line so 4 trains an hour run from two different platforms at Waterloo Station. 

From the North of England
By train to London arriving at Kings Cross St. Pancras or Euston. take the London Underground Victoria line just 6 stops to Vauxhall and change for South Western Railways to Whitton Station as above.   Whitton Station is just 3 minutes walk from the Winning Post - turn left out of the station past Jubilee Avenue and Pauline Crescent, the next turning on your left is the entrance to the Winning Post.

The Near-Clapham Omnibus and Other Charabancs
This is the National Rail bus-plan/local amenities poster for Whitton which you can download as a .pdf file and print-out.

While local bus details are available here, and give the following buses as local click on each for timetable); PW recommends the H22 from Richmond if you use the Tube (Metro, U-Bahn, Underground) for the rest of your journey out of the city.

Viewpoint pulled-out a bit. I am reliably informed you can also get a taxi-cab from anywhere within the European Union, direct to the door of the Winning Post! Hire cars are available, try car-share . . . bicycle . . . Run!

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