Trains and Buttered Toast #MaryleboneStation #BluePlaques

Sir John Betjeman (UK, Poet Laureate from 1972 to his death in 1984) is remembered for his love of everything English. Particularly trains, churches, architecture and buttered toast. He embodies a unique sense of Britishness, both within himself and within his work; a culture so desired and embraced by tourists and foreigners alike. Chiltern Railways transport you to Stratford upon Avon (Shakespeare) Banbury (Banbury Cross) and Warwick (Castle) and apologies to Slough who Betjemen insulted with ‘come friendly bombs and fall on Slough’).
Approach the old towns of Middle England by train and see rolling hillsides, golden, wavy fields, hedgerows and woodlands, canal boats and waterways. A journey steeped in history, poetry and legends provides everything for the imagination. Grab a cup of tea, leave behind the capital, London, and soak up the atmosphere Betjeman enjoyed by train.

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