We were guided to a new farm shop (Smith’s at Chapel Brampton http://www.smithsfarmshop.co.uk/ ) by our neighbours (John & Christine) and it was quite good – even arranged for a supply of Toby’s dog food (Forth glade, Chicken & Tripe). They said they could beat the online price and since I wanted to support a local firm, I agreed. So we were back to pick up 54 days worth of food!! We also noticed the old railway passed nearby. It used to connect Northampton with Market Harborough – one of the more controversial of Mr Beeching’s cuts. There is a steam railway here (http://www.nlr.org.uk/) and they run trains in the season. So we walked a mile or two . . seemed so sad that all this very useful transport system was just ripped up, so short-sighted … as Flanders & Swan sang . . “Slow Train … no more” see below
It’s now a popular cycle & walking track of some 14 miles.