Good Morning Folks,

Well what a fun packed Bank Holiday weekend it was for me workwise. I spent Sunday and Monday with Dawn and Anthony as they celebrated their marriage. On Sunday they hired a steam train to take them from New Romney to Dungeness for all the guests that were celebrating with them. When I arrived the final preparations were being made to Doctor Syn in preparation for his VIP guests!

We had a brilliant journey through the beautiful East Sussex Countryside and it was then to Dungeness with its rugged, industrial but beautiful landscape. I took Dawn and Anthony off to the beach, which is very special to them, as this is the spot where Anthony proposed to Dawn and so the story begins.

There were fish and chip cones and Chapel Down champagne all round before another stroll on the beach to toast the start of the celebrations with more champagne. The fun did not end there; Dawn had arranged a lovely surprise for Anthony as he was to be the assistant driver on the footplate for the return journey. It was a joy to see Anthony’s face and so lovely as Dawn had told me a while ago this was going to happen. This railway holds many childhood memories for Anthony and what a truly special gift from his wife to be the day before the next chapter of their lives together.

I have chosen three images from the day; one of Anthony looking extremely rugged on ‘his’ train, another very special moment with the two of them on the beach and finally Doctor Syn charging back to New Romney with driver Anthony at the helm.

Part two coming soon….