Miniature Railway Closure

Kerr's Miniature Railway

The oldest miniature railway in Scotland is blowing the final whistle.

Running since 1935, owner John Kerr has announced the closure.


Not One Duo, But Two?

The Mixed Emotions Duo might've played at the RBL yesterday. Curiously whilst searching for them on the web I found another “Duo”, called . . . Duo.

They recently played a gig in someones garden as part of the awareness-raising for Beating Hearts Merrow, who are unveiling a defibrilator on Saturday October 10th.

Hopefully more details will appear here soon. If you scroll down you can see the 'Doppelganger Duo' gig.

Day of Syn 2020

Went Ahead, in its way

There was a showing of smugglers, soldiers and revenue men, with a cessation of hostilities (barring one hanging) due to prevailing conditions, to keep the tradition alive.

Here are some photos

. . . of the scary, ragged figures haunting Dymchurch. Oh, and some scarecrows.

“We did not forget to remember . . .”

The Clink

. . . is open

It is not without a sense of irony that I note that Britains most famous prison has . . . opened.

Conversely it is expected that the US Open . . . will be closed!

Here're some memories of bygone Syns.

And I've found some more 'Return of Dr Syn' photos

Dymchurch in the National News - and the Countryfile smugglers feature.


Now Eastbourne has followed Hastings in losing it's pier (hopefully temporarily) Deal remains the local example.

Spearfish Creek Wild West group at Damyns Hall.

What you’ll find here:

Information on the next Day of Syn, a little about the Day of Syn Society and a roster of the characters featured in the seven Doctor Syn books. (Well, four of them so far.)

The Night Riders, excise men, Dragoons and . . . carpenters; all reside within!

Eventually I will complete the character information, include daguerreotypes of the events at Dymchurch and details of the film and television versions of the books.

Hey, I’ve won an award!