X Factor Avoidance

This evening I’m in X Factor avoidance mode, for those of you who don’t know what the X Factor is, don’t worry, you’re much better off that way!

To ensure I can’t hear any of the noise emanating from the TV I’m trawling YouTube with headphones on. Tonight I’ve stumbled across something I’ve not seen for years.

‘Festiniog Holiday’ is a programme I can remember seeing on TV when I was quite young.  I can recall watching it quite vividly, so it must have caught my attention at the time, although it must have been a repeat as it was filmed in the year I was born.

A few years later I had my first taster of narrow gauge railways by having a ride on the FR behind ALCO 2-6-2T ‘Mountaineer’, so this programme depicts pretty much what my first narrow gauge experience was. It’s just a shame its not an hour long…

Anyway, here it is, enjoy!

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3 Responses to X Factor Avoidance

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    FFESTINIOG NARROW GAUGE TRAVELOGUE….WONDERFUL WALES

  2. teigl says:

    Such a wonderful video, somehow encapsulating all that is wonderful about this corner of Wales. For a minute it felt like something akin to Noggin the Nog, (no bad thing) but as the story unfolded I was captivated. I’ve known the railway and the vale all my life and love it. The tone was spot on. Such a beautiful narration, too, with almost all the words pronounced correctly/locally and with a fine timbre. Thank you so much for finding this and putting it here for our enjoyment!

    • Tom says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it.

      I can quite vividly recall watching it when I must have quite young. I was really pleased to find it again – far better than watching the X Factor!

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