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My name is Michael, I was born, and still live in a small
town called Chesterfield
In the county of Derbyshire, England, Chesterfield is a historic town which came
to prominence in
1204 when it was granted a "Market charter" by King John
Chesterfield is also famous for its Christian church "The crooked spire"
Which was Built in the 14th century.
Not surprisingly though
Chesterfield's oldest surviving building is a Inn
Which dates back to the 12th century and was originally a rest-home for
Knights Templar during the years of the Crusades.
As you can see Chesterfield
is steeped in history and growing up in this lovely town
As left its mark on me my interests don't lay in the distant past though
But in the near past and with the preservation of toy steam engines.
My very first
recollection of a steam engine was when I was given one
For my birthday in 1972, and for a ten year old boy this was the best
And that's where it all began, and my love of toy steam has never faded.
Ohh and just in case you
are wondering what this very first steam engine was
It was a Meccano horizontal steam engine.
And of course when I
received my birthday present I did what any curious
10 year old boy would do, I
painted it black, attached four wheels and a drive band
To it and enjoyed many long
and hot sunny days driving it up and down our yard
I still have my Meccano steam engine which is currently being restored to
its former glory
And all that hand brushed black paint has now gone
And when finished she will be placed into retirement after many years
Of hard and loyal service.
I hope you enjoy my
feel free to leave your comments
Steam engine stories, or suggestions in my guestbook for others to read and
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My mother and
My father and
I had just been born.