It’s been a chilly week in Ramsbottom giving us a taste of what’s to come as we slowly slip out of Autumn and towards Winter. The Christmas trees on each business are lit on Bridge Street and everything on TV certainly has a very festive theme, even the John Lewis advert is out now. I’ve not seen it yet, something to do with a dog and a trampoline.
This week I managed to find time to visit the new coffee shop Drinc as well as take a wander up to Peel Tower and finally get myself a residents permit for the railway.
Drinc, which is situated in the old Barclays Bank building at the bottom of Bridge Street is situated in close proximity to the train station as well as being two doors down from long time Ramsbottom Coffee Shop Cultured Bean.
I popped in on my day off to check it out, now I will provide a review on the website soon but on the podcast I provide a sample of the ambience of Drinc.
As well as getting a coffee I finally found time to get my residents permit for East Lancs Railway. If you don’t know about the residents permits, they are a fantastic way to save money when travelling on the East Lancs Railway.
[spp-tweet tweet=”ELR Residents Permit, pay just £12 and save for three whole years.”]
If I’d have arranged one when I found out about them, I’d have saved even more money. Now it’s not hugely clear from the East Lancs website, but my presumption is that all adults in your household require a residents permit however one residents permit will allow up to four children to travel on it with the named adult. I have asked for clarity on this and I’ll update the show notes when I have confirmation.
The website states it can take up to 14 days to process and receive your residents permit, however if you go to the main East Lanc Station in Bury (Bolton Street Station) you can get it done in about 4 minutes. You do need to take some ID with you for example your driving license and a passport sized photograph for your residents permit. I got mine done at Morrisons in Ramsbottom, which turned out to be more of a faff than I realised. I don’t know who was getting their photos before me but the seat was up so high it took me a good minute to wind it down, even then when I took the photo I had to have three attempts to try to remove as much of the “convict” look as possible.
I would have smiled for the photo, was it not for the fact that as they are £5 for 5 photos, I might actually use one for a passport or something in future too so I thought it best to keep it within their requirements too.
The end result is I’m now the proud owner of a lovely residents permit for the East Lancs Railway.
One other way to save money is this coming weekend:
[spp-tweet tweet=”Wearing a Red Rose on Lancashire Day (Nov 19th) will get you 2-4-1 tickets on East Lancs Railway”]
[14:52] Ramsbottom United News:
Sadly due to the sheer volume of rain we’ve had over the weekend the FA Trophy match between Ramsbottom United and Redditch United had to be called off. The “pitch” and I use that word lightly, was extremely waterlogged due to the heavy overnight rain on Friday. The cricket pitch next door was so waterlogged there were ducks on it.
As you know, both Ramsbottom United and Ramsbottom Cricket pitch are both situated right near the River Irwell, so when that bursts its banks the water spills over onto both grounds, much like it did last December. This time it was purely the volume of rain we had that caused the waterlogging luckily. We don’t want a repeat of the floods from last year.
And this is why the match is off pic.twitter.com/akF6YQpoc7
— Ramsbottom United FC (@RamsbottomUtd) November 12, 2016
[16:04] Upcoming Events:
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for most upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
[19:38] Shout Outs:
Linda Barnes, Elaine Greaves, Elizabeth Fazakerley, L’Ametten Soulie, Annette Boxall and Jonathan Waterworth
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