Derek’s self-confessed and deep love of kelp was leaving Miriam more and more isolated.
For 35 years Bert and Sid were in love.
They sat on daisy-covered embankments at sunset watching the trains roll by. They would hold hands and whisper Cumbrian train timetables in each others ears.
One crazy night in 1982 they spent the night in an abandoned L.N.E.R sleeping car.
And then, last year, Bert spotted locomotive G103 and didn’t tell Sid.
They haven’t shared the same platform since.