Calendar Girls End Of Run

Jan Leeming

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Date: 9th January 2010


The final curtain of the West End Run came down on Calendar Girls on Saturday, 9th January. (The show is now going on tour for the remainder of this year.  It is one which will run and run and run)  I shall miss the company, the excitement of theatre and the laughter and applause of the audiences.  Also my son, Jonathan, works just up the road so we were able to see each other on a regular basis.  However, I am mightily relieved that I won't have to make that ghastly journey on grubby trains with filthy lavatories - nor will I have to stand on freezing cold stations in the wind, rain and snow.  Whatever happened to passenger comfort?  In the interests of making as much money as possible for the shareholder, small stations only open their ticket office for a few hours in the morning - ticket office shuts and so does the waiting room.  Perhaps that is acceptable in the summer but certainly not in the depths of Winter especially when trains are delayed and cancelled because of inclement weather - among the most amusing announcement for late trains was 'Slippery lines' - now what on earth does that mean!

Sorry to say that I shall be very 'un-green' and unless completely unavoidable, I don't want to travel on any more trains.  I shall return to the expense (petrol), comfort and solitude of my own car.

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