Here we go then. Thank you for all the answers; I can’t wait for any more people to hand their homework in late.
So, back in R.E. class again. What’s the hint about? In Luke chapter 12, there’s an interesting parable. A bloke was getting pretty rich, and wondering what to do with all his excess food he’s grown. But instead of feeding the hungry, he decided to stash it away for a rainy day. He’d stuffed his grain-stores to the max, and couldn’t get any more in. So in verse 18, he decided to knock the stores down and build bigger ones. (Silly chap! I’d never do a thing like that. I don’t grow grain, for a start….) Anyway, what were the stores called in verse 18? They were barns
Barns! That’s the hint – can you think of a station which may mention ‘Barns’? Yes, of course it’s “Besses o’ th’ Barn”! Sorry – that’s now a tram stop.
Silly me. But not many to choose from. And in this case, it’s Barnstaple
And the bonus? An interesting railway feature 14¾ miles away? Well, a number of wrong guesses, but everyone who got the station right eventually got the bonus too. Which is the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway
. It’s the highest and steepest totally water-powered railway in the world. Very eco-friendly. Zero horse-power needed from the National Grid! And well worth a ride too, if you haven't done so.
Gold stars awarded to Trains500
(with correct boni on first guess).
Silver star awarded to EastActionWoman
(bonus correct on second guess).
Bronze star to TubeGuru
(bonus correct on third guess).
And all these folk got the station correct too! Obs…
Righto, the next one’s coming up soon.