158823 Portskewett 20 September 2008

Sunshine and shade at Portskewett on 20 September 2008. 158823 passes with the 09:17 Maesteg to Cheltenham Arriva Trains Wales service. On the face of it an unlikely through service, I wonder if any passengers ever travel the entire route? The field on the right was the site of Time Team's recent excavation of the site where Harold Godwinson, later to become King Harold, built a hunting lodge in 1065 after defeating the Welsh. Hence the local name of Harold's Field.