A few months ago I saw that the London Transport measeum where offering tours of Awdych tube station so I managed to book me and S a couple of tickets before they sold out.
Awdych is one of the many abandoned tube stations on the London Underground network and which you don’t often get the chance to visit.
The tour started at the booking hall where we were told about the stations history and ultimate downfall. We then descended the 120 stairs down to the bottom of the lift shaft. We then looked around the lift shafts before proceeding to the platform level and the first of the platforms at the station.
We also saw the second platform which was used as a storage area for actifacts during the war, had a look at the tunnels beyond the station (to protect against trains missing the station from derailing). We then finally saw some of the unfineshed tunnels from the lift to the platform.
So I had a day off yesterday to visit the National Physics Laboratory for there open house event. Me and S saw lots of interesting exhibits including seeing a house fly under an electron microscope which was amazing. You could see the compound eye in amazing detail. I also got the chance to use a ultrasound machine to plastic stick men in gel which was a lot harder then it looks and lot of fun.
Unfortunately my stompy Goth boots got the better of me and my feet were aching after several hours so me and S retreated to a nearby pub for food and then got the train home.
So today I’m back at work after a lovely weekend of me and S visiting K. It was nice to see K again as I hadn’t for awhile. We had lots of good food good company and watched lots of TV on K’s Netflix while doing it.
It was the first time I’ve spent any time in Reading since I left in 2010 and felt a bit weird going back. It was also surprising how little has changed since I left the town in 2010 to move to London. Though the new train station has changed loads and is extra confusing for anyone who used to live there.