Sunday, 29 July 2012

Training - Sunday Stamps

Training seemed to be a good topic to chose now the Olympics have started. But as we did Olympic stamps last week I have picked trains instead.

Great Britain - 150th Anniversary of Public Railways 1975
This issue came about partly as a result of interest amongst philatelists and railway enthusiasts for a set of stamps featuring trains.

The village where I live is c5 miles from Stockton and 13 from Darlington. Yarm is the town three miles away which has this plaque on the Town Hall.

Pioneers of the first public railway
 The meeting to establish the first railway, the Stockton & Darlington Railway, was held at the Union Arms in Yarm.

Commemorative plaque - Union Arms, Yarm
For others' selections this week check out Sunday-stamps-81 where I know you will find some newly issued Olympic stamps.



Jo said...

Had their meeting in a beer garden eh?

♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

Thank you for posting this,my 6 yr old son enjoy looking at all this pretty stamps. :)
- Willa @ Postage Journal

Lisa B said...

Great idea to link the stamps to your local history.
I've found the explanation to the 'don't deliver on Sundays' and have put a link on my blog post :)

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I could have sworn I had the Stephenson's Locomotion PHQs but I was wrong. It was the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

VioletSky said...

My, how the train designs have changed!
Nice local content this week.

viridian said...

Trains are always a good topic for stamps I think. Thanks for participating!

Little Nell said...

Whenever I hear Stockton Darlington I'm back doing O level history.

Joy said...

A whole history lesson on a wall, fascinating. I saw a castle class loco recently, looked to be specialising in lots of black smoke.

Postcardy said...

The oldest train doesn't even look like a train.

Dănuţ Ivănescu said...

I always liked trains. I think it's a childhood reminiscences. I grew up near to a railway and I liked to imagine where they go all those trains. Wonderful series.