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Seasons Greetings

Albion Yard

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Just a quick note to wish all you readers the seasons greetings as we head towards the end of the year. The picture above is Albion Yard with the first fall of the winter, a good number of you will note the influence of George Iliffe-Stokes. For those not familiar with his work, Malcolm Mitchell has an pictorial appreciation of George on his web site and it’s worth looking at.
www.swindonworks.george-iliffe-stokes

George’s work looked at now still holds that difficult to define and capture ‘atmosphere’. I can recall avidly reading my fathers copies of the modelling magazines of the time and being in awe of the skill of Georges work. At a time when many magazines were showing Bilteezi and Superquick townscapes on billiard table flat baseboards, to see a train that wasn’t ready to run, travelling through a winter landscape was inspiring. Seeing these images now they still have…

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