50023 Whitehill 20 April 1986

50023 Howe passes Whitehill (between Combe and Finstock) with the 1B40 16:10 Paddington to Hereford service on 20 April 1986. The winter and spring of 1986 was obviously very cold, as this looks more like a picture from the middle of March, rather than April. There would definitely normally be more signs of new young green vegetation by 20 April.