Thursday, 31 January 2008

Off the rails

Today's Western Mail has an interesting feature on favourite childhood toys.

Two politicians feature - both Conservatives, Nick Bourne AM and David Davies MP.

Both say their favourite childhood toy was a train set.

Nick Bourne says it reflects his lifelong passion for trains and railway travel.

David Davies is perhaps more revealing: "I liked setting up crashes on it. I was a destructive little boy....

"I got fed up with it when I was about 15 and I started to take bits of it to the second hand shop for money to spend on less wholesome activities."

Little wonder perhaps that David Davies grew up to be a Conservative MP when he was already privatising his train set at the age of 15.

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