The Race to the North, in board game form
Monday 10 January 1983
I was up early enough to see a newspaper train passing through Mossley station. Besides the hilly terrain, my paper round is a delight for trainspotters. Especially Mill Lane. If I was that way inclined, I would have nipped to Smith’s photographic shop on Stamford Road. Then, with a few rolls of 35mm film, I would have bought a cheap and cheerful SLR (a used Zenit or Practika would do).
Instead of paying Supasnaps prices, I could ask Swotty Simpson (Marcus) if I could join his photography club. This means cheap and cheerful film processing prices (like free of charge).
As for trains, there is only one person I know who’s mad on them. He’s the only classmate to carry a copy of Rail Enthusiast and The Guardian in his school bag. Worse, he supports Stalybridge Celtic and listens to Genesis. He prefers Kate Bush and Claire Scott off Grange Hill to Kim Wilde, but each to their own.
Before the Northern Powerhouse was even thought of as a gimmick, Spear’s Games published this game in 1946.
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