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Ringing Roadshow

6th September 2014

Newbury Racecourse

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Open towers & trains

There will be towers open on routes to and from the Ringing Roadshow. The tower list has been announced; and do keep an eye on the RR website in case any changes get posted there. There are no ticketing arrangements for the open towers – I am sure that ringers will be happy to make an appropriate donation.

The nearest tower (Newbury, 10, 21-2-1 in D) will be open from 4.30 - 5.30pm. If the idea of trying to find convenient parking in Newbury concerns you, then it is possible to take the very short rail journey from Newbury Racecourse to Newbury Town and back. While Newbury station is a little bit of a walk from the church, it is probably no further than the nearest parking!

  North     South     East     West  
9.00 - 10.00 Abingdon 10   Wolverton  6   Theale  6   Peasemore  6
  Beedon  6                  
  Marcham  6                  
9.15 - 10.15             Englefield  8      
9.30 - 10.30 Chieveley  8   Burghclere  6         Speen  6
                    Kintbury  8
4.30 - 5.30 Newbury       10           
  Bucklebury  8   St Mary Bourne  6   Thatcham 10      
4.45 - 5.45       Overton  8   Padworth  6   Brightwalton  6
5.00 - 6.00 Yattendon  6         Mortimer (St John)  6   Great Shefford  6
              Mortimer (St Mary)  8      
5.15 - 6.15 Chilton  6         Pangbourne  6   Ramsbury  6
  West Hendred  6               Aldbourne  8
5.30 - 6.30 East Hagbourne  8   Abbots Ann  6    Shinfield  6      
  Steventon   6          Purley  6      
               Caversham  8      
5.45 - 6.45 Drayton  8                  
              list updated 22/08/2014

And while we are on the subject of trains, sometimes it really pays off to have friends in high places. A well-known ringer living in South Wales, who has influence with First Great Western, has been able to arrange for some extra trains to stop at Newbury Racecourse station on the day of the Ringing Roadshow. In the normal Saturday time-table, there is an hourly service. These extra stops will create a 30-minute interval service. The following trains going to the Racecourse will stop additionally:

The 08.18 train from Paddington (8.48 from Reading) will stop at the Racecourse at 09.09.
The 09.18 train from Paddington (9.48 from Reading) will stop at the Racecourse at 10.09.
The 10.18 train from Paddington (10.48 from Reading) will stop at the Racecourse at 11.09.
The 11.18 train from Paddington (11.48 from Reading) will stop at the Racecourse at 12.09.
The 12.18 train from Paddington (12.48 from Reading) will stop at the Racecourse at 13.09.

In the afternoon an additional 2 trains bound for London will stop at Newbury Racecourse.

Depart from the Racecourse station at 15.59 arriving Reading at 16.18 (arrive Paddington at 16.52).
Depart from the Racecourse station at 17.59 arriving Reading at 18.20 (arrive Paddington at 18.52).

Have you bought your ticket yet? Find the most convenient way to pay on the RR website.

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