L&B secures more trackbed
Almost all the trackbed from Woody Bay to Blackmoor Gate has been secured for the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway. The sale of a house in Parracombe, purchased last year to secure the trackbed on its land, has provided funds to buy a cottage with grounds that include almost half of Parracombe station. Contracts have also been exchanged for roughly 30 acres of farmland, including almost half a mile of trackbed. In Essex, the L&BR Trust’s carriage workshop is on the move from an industrial estate near Great Yeldham, which is to be redeveloped. A new 3,000 sq ft workshop is being leased near Colchester.