Hardly a class two aviation medical (which I still hold), but a requirement completed nonetheless. So now, qualifying as signalman on the railway is just down to my application! Check out "First training day in Consall Box" on the previous page of this blog for the latest updates in signaller training.
After my medical at Cheddleton I took a ride on the steam train up and down the line. At Consall Howard (who is station master there, as well as signal man, but the 'box was closed today as the railway was running only one train) greeted me, and asked "do you like beans?".
When the train called at Consall on the return, Howard came to the window with a bag. "These are not just beans. These are Consall station beans".
We had them tonight with our dinner. They really were quite excellent. Growing in the garden just outside the signal box in that lovely valley, how could they have been otherwise?