Blood and Custard


THE BURGHERS of Steventon in Oxfordshire like their railway heritage – they’re just not too keen on the 21st century version. They’re up in arms over Network Rail’s proposals to replace the bridge over the Great Western main line there as part of the electrification project, with the village website saying: ‘The coming of the Great Western Railway transformed the village of Steventon: it became the centre of the village, replacing the ancient Causeway.

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