Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Rushden Transport Museum, Northamptonshire
Is this the most unusually sited Skittles Table in Northamptonshire?
The tell-tale curve of the ceiling tells us that this fine old table resides in an old railway carriage, located on a short section of line at the award-winning Rushden Transport Museum. The table is used by teams based across the station platform at the Historical Transport Society Social Club, itself a multiple award-winner culminating in CAMRA's National Club of the Year in 2010. The club fields two teams in the Three Shires Thursday League, and one in the Wellingborough & District Monday League, which makes this a very well used table indeed.
The Ladies Room and Buffet on the left houses the cosy club bar, whilst across the platform, bathed in sunlight, is the former mail coach which houses the Northants Skitttles Table. Sunday afternoon is practice time, and good opportunity to have a throw for yourself, accompanied by a pint of something good and local from the bar. My thanks to the members of the Rushden Station team on this Sunday afternoon for allowing me to interrupt their practice.