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Author Topic: Port Perran/Trepol Bay  (Read 7143 times)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2017, 05:22:44 pm »
Wouldn't like to be in their shoes.........

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #76 on: June 04, 2017, 05:38:57 pm »
Quite!
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2017, 07:48:33 pm »
Elijan pulled the communication cord and opened the door as instructed, fully expecting the Poldory brothers to jump from the train.
The brothers were however restrained by the Trevallions and Sgt Triggs who marched the two of them to the guatds compartment.
By this time the train had restarted, both driver and guard happy that all was well and had arrived at Gloucester where the hoards disembarked and made for Kingsholm via various local hostelries.
The Poldorys were kept in the guard's compartment under lock and key and guarded by PC Jarvis from the local constabulary awaiting the train's return to Cornwall.
The match was a triumph for Cornwall, dereating Gloucestershire by 33 points to 18. The travelling fans could be heard celebrating and singing the Trelawney anthem in full voice as they approached the station ready for the trip home.
Giles and Jeremy meanwhile had not forgotten what had earlier transpired......
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #78 on: June 04, 2017, 08:18:47 pm »
"You know, Jeremy", said Giles, as they climbed on board the RFO coach and settled back in their well-padded reserved seats for the long journey home, "whilst it was great fun defeating those Poldory brothers, I can't help thinking that all that money we won from them wasn't really theirs, to begin with, but was tricked from others less skilled than you and I."

"You flatter me, Giles, it was all down to you. I was as nervous as hell towards the end! But you, you played like a champion. But, you're right, my friend, it feels wrong to keep all those winnings . . . as much as I'd like to."

Giles sighs, and orders a round of real G&Ts. "You know I had a nice little diamond ring in mind from a certain jeweller's in Hatton Garden for a certain . . ."

"Young Breton lady," grinned Jeremy. "Yes, I know . . . Marielle."

"But it just wouldn't feel right buying it for her with . . . other people's money," said Giles, shaking his head.

"I fully agree. But, how do we know how much to return to whom?"

"Hmm, that's a puzzler and no mistake!"

The guard blew his whistle as the last carriage door was slammed shut. After the slightest hint of wheel slip, the Bulleid Light Pacific took a firm grip on its train and began slowly, then more swiftly, accelerating its train of (mostly) extremely happy Cornishmen out of Gloucester.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 06:06:03 pm by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected. »

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #79 on: June 04, 2017, 08:45:23 pm »
Meanwhile, securely locked in the security cage of the guard's compartment of the Brake Second coach, Elijah Vernon (held as a possible accessory and to be fined £5 for misusing a train communication cord) and the Poldory brothers contemplated a long, joyless journey standing all the way, followed by a trip in a 'Black Maria' from Wadebridge station to Bodmin police station cells. "And everything had been going SO well", groaned Alan Poldory.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 06:07:23 pm by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected. »

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #80 on: June 04, 2017, 10:22:01 pm »
That was a great narrative, Martin & Chris, with shades of Ian Fleming.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #81 on: June 05, 2017, 09:31:47 am »
The train, one of several returning to Cornwall that evening pulled away from Gloucester station on time, its bar replenished with stocks of Headland and Castle beers.
Giles and Jeremy relax with their G and Ts.
I have a little secret for you Giles said Jeremy. Whilst you were in the queue for a pre match cup of bovril at the rugger, I was tempted by a local bookmaker. I put a double on Cornwall to win and score 30 points in the process at 6/1 and big Will Armitage to score 2 tries at 10/1. I made a nice little profit of nearly £900 on my 25.00 bet.
You sly old bugger grinned Jeremy.
Here's my plan....."As we've no real way of telling who lost what to those Poldory ruffians we'll give each passenger 20.00. There are about 360 onboard so with the winnings from the card game plus my little flutter we'll have plenty of money to do that"
"Plus, Here's 100.00 to go towards that ring Giles and "we'll put 200.00 behind the bar for the journey home"
"What a great idea and thank you so much for the contribution towards that ring" said Giles.
"One other thing" continued Jeremy, " We'll force those Poldorys and that Elijah Vernon to eat humble pie.....they can take the 20.00 to each and every passenger and apologise for their behaviour. But....there will be no celebratory drink for that trio".
As the journey continued the mood on the train became ever more noisy and celebratory with much bawdy singing.
Giles and Jeremy made a speech thanking Sgt Triggs and the Trevallions for their help in bringing the Poldorys to justice. Indeed Jeremy slipped the sergeant and the brothers an extra tenner each.
"What will happen to those villains?" Asked Giles.
"I've arranged for my colleague  Sgt Evans of Wadebridge to meet them when we arrive back at that station. It'll be up to him how they are dealt with but I know that he has been after them for a while".
As the train neared Cornwall the strains of Trelawney rang out again. Passengers taking great delight in waving their £20 notes in the faces of the three rogues locked in the guard's compartment as they passed by on their way to the bar"
"Soon it'll be time for us to leave the train at Wadebridge" said Giles with a contented and relaxed smile spreading across his face.
With that the train slowed on it's approach to the station......
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #82 on: June 05, 2017, 02:22:43 pm »
As the train came to a halt, Giles and Jeremy stepped down onto the platform followed by Sergeant Triggs.
Jeremy had a huge handshake ready for the portly policeman and thanked him profusely for his help as he did the Trevallion brothers who would stay aboard until Port Perran.
Further down the platform boos and hisses started up as the Poldorys and Elijah Vernon were led away by Sgt Evans.
As the train departed Giles said to Jeremy "When we boarded the train this morning, I saw the Trevallion brothers through the carriage window and thought, Oh no, that means trouble but, as ever, looks and reputations can be misleading - those two certainly turned up trumps today"  Giles turned away with a wry smile at his unintended pun.
"What will happen to the Poldorys" said Jeremy. " I don't know but I do know one thing, they won't be playing cards against us again!"
When the train arrived at Port Perran, the Trevallions were given a warm round of applause for their part in the days events.
What gladdened their hearts most however was that Cornwall had won!
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #83 on: June 05, 2017, 05:18:06 pm »
On the return journey, a constant stream of happy Cornishmen had stopped on their way to the buffet coach's bar to effusively thank Jeremy and Giles for their skill at poker and tremendous generosity and to warmly shake their hands.

Sergeant Triggs and the Trevallion brothers had also received many thanks as they had escorted the Poldory brothers and their accomplice down the train as they gave each stunned adult passenger four crisp dark blue £5 notes, depicting the helmeted Britannia, (quite a few fathers, uncles, and grandfathers had brought their sons, nephews and grandsons along for the special occasion). With each £20 handed over the Poldory's ashen faces grew ever longer. When the brothers, finally, reached the guard's compartment at the very end of the train, they were quite happy to be returned to the security cage, with the sullen Elijah, in padlocked confinement.

Much later, as Jeremy and Giles stepped out of the still quite full train, at Wadebridge, the two friends were very surprised to find the Wadebridge Town Band on the platform which, immediately, struck up, "See The Conquering Heroes, Come!" with great enthusiasm.

"This can't be for US, surely?" exclaimed Jeremy. "Yes, indeed it is, young sirs!" smiled the bowler-hatted stationmaster, greeting them. "We received a telegram from Gloucester some hours ago informing us of your success, as well as Cornwall's, of course!" he hastily added. The two friends shook their heads in genuine surprise.

Whilst they stood to listen to the local brass band, crates of "Castle" and "Headland" best bottled ales could be seen being loaded into the guard's compartment for the crew of the rugby special to take home to enjoy as they had been unable to share in the long and highly enthusiastic onboard celebrations.

After bemusedly thanking the band members, the two friends were about to cross the island platform, to await the next Bodmin to Penmayne local train, when the Stationmaster, still walking alongside, informed them that Trevelver Castle's Head Butler was waiting for them, outside the station.

As the special picked up speed, from the Pacific's cab, the buffet car windows, and the guard's compartment, the fireman, the Chief Steward and his crew, and the guard, all waved enthusiastically, whilst the driver made the loco. give a long, slow whistle of farewell. The windows of the multi-coloured carriages, too, were lined with happy, smiling passengers, clapping and cheering.

"Now, WHAT can the Head Butler want?" wondered Giles. "No, idea," replied Jeremy as they set off for the station entrance over the concrete footbridge. "Let's go to see. It's already been quite a day!" Another long farewell whistle sounded from the receding Pacific as it headed for Trepol Bay where the SR loco. and its tired crew would be replaced by WR ones.

Ahead of them, Sergeant Evans and two Bodmin police constables walked the three handcuffed accomplices, with drooping heads, to the waiting police van.

At the station entrance, after taking their tickets, the stationmaster shook the two young men's, now very sore, right hands and bid them farewell. As soon as they left the station entrance, there was a tremendous burst of female cheers, and Marielle rushed up to Giles and, throwing her shapely arms around the wine merchant, gave him a big kiss full on the lips. "You're MY hero!" she exclaimed breathlessly, "we heard how you defeated those scoundrels and returned all the money that they tricked from the passengers! I'm SO proud of you!" More demurely, just behind her, Sylvia, stepped forward and hugged the beaming Jeremy. "And you're MY hero!" she exclaimed. Behind them, the other "Chelsea Girls" were cheering, clapping and jumping up and down, in a most unladylike fashion. Monique, with two fingers in her lovely lips was even whistling long and loud. With a discreet cough, Trevelver Castle's Head Butler, then stepped forward, and, briefly, released from their girl's embrace, shook each young man's hand long and energetically, too. "Very well done. But, then, I expected nothing less from you two! Come, our coach is waiting just over there." He indicated a shining pale blue motor coach. The coach's driver, standing by the vehicle's open entry door, clapped enthusiastically as the small party of laughing friends boarded.

"This is ridiculous, Giles," exclaimed Jeremy. "Anyone would think we had won the match and not just a game of poker! Well, not just ANY game of poker," he hastily added.

"Don't be silly, Darling," exclaimed Sylvia, stroking Jeremy's tired right hand. "Without you two, there would have been FAR less to celebrate on the return journey. That was a LOT of money."

"And", added Marielle, "those three crooks would not have been caught, either, without your skilfull play!"

"Mmm, let's not forget, either, Sergeant Triggs and the Trevallion brothers, as it was them that caught those three, not us!" Replied Giles, grinning broadly, as Marielle had slipped her right arm, tightly, around him and the delicious scent of her French perfume was now very close to his nose as she rested her beautiful head on his tired shoulders.

"Yes", exclaimed Belinda, "everyone's certainly changed their opinion of those Trevallions!"

In the two seats behind Giles and Marielle, Jeremy and Sylvia were laughing as he, modestly, recounted the highlights of the poker game. Behind them, the rest of the "Girls" clustered close so as not to miss a single detail.

"Please, do be seated," called their driver. "Our journey won't be long."

And it was not. Very soon the blue coach drew up outside "The Railway Hotel", Cant Cove, where the entire staff of the hotel as well as the station, opposite, had gathered to clap and cheer. Bottles of chilled champagne and elegant crystal glasses were taken on board and, as the coach slowly drove off, once more, the Head Butler expertly served all the happy passengers with sparkling chilled flutes whose refreshing contents they enjoyed whilst the coach climbed uphill before turning off onto the long gravel driveway up to Trevelver Castle where a sumptuous celebration dinner awaited them in the Great Hall. As soon as the guests arrived, welcomed by Lord and Lady Trevelver, a string quartet began to play in the Minstrels' Gallery.

It was a day that no-one would ever forget; most for the very best of reasons!
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #84 on: June 05, 2017, 06:40:06 pm »

The train worked westwards from Trepol Bay headed by a commendably clean Grange 4-6-0 seen here nearing Port Perran where several more passengers will alight including the Trevallion brothers.
They were met at Port Perran by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall who had personally arranged a buffet supper at the Cornish Arms to celebrate not only Cornwall's win but also the part played by the Trevallions in the capture of the three rogues earlier.
As the train left Port Perran headed towards Penzance, the band at the Cornish Arms were already striking up a celebratory tune.
The dancing, feasting and drinking went on well past midnight..........and so endeth  an eventful day and an eventful tale with a happy ending all round.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #85 on: June 05, 2017, 07:33:35 pm »
Thank you, Martin, for a most entertaining tale and excellent photos. of the train.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2017, 08:26:12 pm »
What a wonderful story!  Certainly much better than anything the Archers could have conjured up.
With kind regards
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #87 on: June 06, 2017, 12:09:33 am »
 :hellosign: An excellent story Martin & Chris, very entertaining
       regards Derek.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #88 on: June 06, 2017, 07:07:12 am »
Well Martin & Chris i donít know about other members who have read this, but i was enthralled by it and my imagination was in overdrive again, just like it was when i was a little boy reading stories about the adventures of The Famous Five and especially "Swallows and AmazonsĒ, has i had all my six week holidays in The Lake District.

You have both given a new light to our hobby, i canít wait for the next episode you both write about. You both could publish these stories and make a living from them iíam sure. BRILLIANT WORK    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:     
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #89 on: June 06, 2017, 04:56:37 pm »
Thank you, Steamie. I'm sure that there will be at least one more story, soon. There are plenty of interesting events going on in North and West Cornwall (and beyond), this summer.

 

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