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SVR Website - Part 14: 2019
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Robin



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: SVR Website - Part 14: 2019 Reply with quote

The brochures page is still referring to the preview version of the 2019 timetable.

https://www.svr.co.uk/Downloads.aspx
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.svr.co.uk/CalendarTimetable.aspx

If you click on:-

Please click here for a printable version of this calendar (as below)

https://www.svr.co.uk/2019.pdf

All you get is Timetable A and Timetable B but NOT the Jan - Dec calendar.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is inconsistent use of cafe and café throughout the site, to the extent that the paragraph following the heading for the "Highley Engine House Cafe" includes "... the Highley Café balcony..."
https://www.svr.co.uk/PubsRestaurants.aspx
Both are acceptable in English, however, as the 2019 timetable has gone to print with the accent, it might be best to adopt that as the SVR's house style.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

News -> We're back up and running soon:

Brick & Blocks

"Make your way The Engine House"

Drive a steam train!

"Have you every wanted to drive a steam?!"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.svr.co.uk/Become-A-Member.aspx

"So what are the benefits?

[...]
An annual Members’ weekend, with behind-the-scenes visits to areas not normally open to the public."


Isn't this the Open House weekend now, open to everyone, not just members?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking at the SVR special events and I see on the Day of Dance it has a white man with a black face mask on, I was offended by this when I saw it for real I hope he isn't coming again this year. I am all for freedom of expression but this sort of thing is hardly going to appeal to potential BAME passengers and could be quite offensive. https://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=144
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GWR5764PT wrote:
I am looking at the SVR special events and I see on the Day of Dance it has a white man with a black face mask on, I was offended by this when I saw it for real I hope he isn't coming again this year. I am all for freedom of expression but this sort of thing is hardly going to appeal to potential BAME passengers and could be quite offensive. https://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=144


Aren't these people Morris Dancers who black their faces, for reasons I don't understand, but are certainly not intending to give the impression that they are black?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buffer wrote:
GWR5764PT wrote:
I am looking at the SVR special events and I see on the Day of Dance it has a white man with a black face mask on, I was offended by this when I saw it for real I hope he isn't coming again this year. I am all for freedom of expression but this sort of thing is hardly going to appeal to potential BAME passengers and could be quite offensive. https://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=144


Aren't these people Morris Dancers who black their faces, for reasons I don't understand, but are certainly not intending to give the impression that they are black?

Looking elsewhere I found.......

"Morris dancers have performed with black face make-up since the origins of the dancing tradition in the 16th century.

Known as ‘Border Morris’ the tradition sees performers wearing a full-face of black paint in order to disguise themselves.

One theory is that it started when impoverished 16th century farm workers had to conceal their faces to avoid being recognised while begging during winter, as asking for money was illegal."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today, unfortunately, offence is often not given but taken, as a political act. When grievance politics results from ignorance, it should be countered with fact, just as prejudice and bigotry should. Though fact is rarely much use against emotion.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
Buffer wrote:
GWR5764PT wrote:
I am looking at the SVR special events and I see on the Day of Dance it has a white man with a black face mask on, I was offended by this when I saw it for real I hope he isn't coming again this year. I am all for freedom of expression but this sort of thing is hardly going to appeal to potential BAME passengers and could be quite offensive. https://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=144


Aren't these people Morris Dancers who black their faces, for reasons I don't understand, but are certainly not intending to give the impression that they are black?

Looking elsewhere I found.......

"Morris dancers have performed with black face make-up since the origins of the dancing tradition in the 16th century.

Known as ‘Border Morris’ the tradition sees performers wearing a full-face of black paint in order to disguise themselves.

One theory is that it started when impoverished 16th century farm workers had to conceal their faces to avoid being recognised while begging during winter, as asking for money was illegal."


That maybe the case Sharpo however in 21st century Britain I think it is offensive. I am not saying there should be banned from performing in public I am just saying I am not sure SVR should be hosting them.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG! The PC brigade are at it again. Unfortunately it is the ill informed that make these pronouncements. The idea of English morris men blacking up was explained in an earlier post. It is NOT racist, and has nothing to do with creed or religion. There are some morris groups that have members who are black, and they also black up for performances.

Stop trying to see something that isn't there!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We seem to be living in a politically correct age where everyone is 'offended' or 'outraged' by something or other. But anyone being offended by someone wearing a black face mask for a dance that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with race or colour beggars belief. What next? Will they be offended/outraged by words like Black Friday or Making Black Smoke even. The lunatics are taking over the asylum.[/img]
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Britannia Coconut Dancers regularly dance at the East Lancs Railway With apologies to anyone who is offended or outraged.

https://youtu.be/Sl58rIDNdWA
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

terry-moore wrote:
We seem to be living in a politically correct age where everyone is 'offended' or 'outraged' by something or other. But anyone being offended by someone wearing a black face mask for a dance that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with race or colour beggars belief. What next? Will they be offended/outraged by words like Black Friday or Making Black Smoke even. The lunatics are taking over the asylum.[/img]


Or even saying a name of a loco like Black Prince, and the type of loco like Black 5 !
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

terry-moore wrote:
Britannia Coconut Dancers regularly dance at the East Lancs Railway With apologies to anyone who is offended or outraged.

https://youtu.be/Sl58rIDNdWA


It's strange because I was talking to the cafe owner at ELR at Bury, and he said that he's not allowed to put on his blackboard - black coffee, or say black coffee.
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