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Archives for April 2012

Every cloud

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Mark Cummings | 10:14 UK time, Monday, 30 April 2012

What a weekend! Have you dried out yet?

This was taken at 7pm on Sunday evening by Hilary Hawker. This view is from Blaisdon looking towards the Cotswolds.

It just goes to prove that however miserable the weather there is always a magical moment just around the corner. Look out for a picture this week on the blog of Clive the camper van on a very murky Minchinhampton Common on Saturday evening.

If you have any stunning shots from this weekend...cummings@bbc.co.uk

Steamy Sunday

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Mark Cummings | 10:04 UK time, Monday, 30 April 2012




Many thanks to Lynn Lennard for this superb shot from a soggy Stroud this Sunday.

As I'm sure you know this a GWR Castle Class loco No 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' roaring through Stroud in atrocious weather conditions.

This was the local stage of the Railway Touring Company's 'Great britian V' which is run in stages from Scotland to Penzance.

Clive is alive...just!

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Mark Cummings | 12:26 UK time, Monday, 23 April 2012


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After years of hoping, dreaming, and campaigning Mrs C has relented and the Cummings family have welcomed Clive to the fold.

Many thanks to all of you who have offered support, advice and photos to help me in my quest. Clive the campervan was always the name we wanted but Mrs C reckons it looks like a girl! It is a second hand pea green T2 VW and I think "minty" has been mentioned as a possible opposing name!

Any ideas for a decent name for a green camper and have you any ideas of where she/he is parked? cummings@bbc.co.uk

Phil Vickery on Bryan Redpath

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Mark Cummings | 07:32 UK time, Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Great to have Phil on the programme this morning talking about the goings on at Kingsholm.

Here's our chat in full.

Camper Dreams coming true

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Mark Cummings | 12:09 UK time, Thursday, 5 April 2012



Many thanks for all your help in my mission to get a camper van.

This is so far the closest I've got...little Clive who has popped up all over the county. When I get back after my Easter break there might be some BIG news!

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