Established beer bloggers Boak and Bailey have recently posted an article that describes the expansion of Travellers Fare bars in the late seventies. With the renaissance in station bars that we seem to be enjoying at the present time, a generation later, this seems quite pertinent and, although it was before my time, might bring back some nostalgic memories for some more "established" members of this forum! There's a reproduction of a late '70s list of Travellers Fare licensed outlets as well, and it is interesting to see that a few outlets have lived on, or at least been revived more recently in a different form: The "Victoria Dome" in Manchester is an interesting one to see, now that it has recently been refurbished and reopened as a licensed premises as part of the renovation of that station. The Sheffield Tap is apparently not an original idea at that station, either, although undoubtedly much improved in its offering and appearance in the present day compared to the 1970s alternative under Travellers Fare (would that have been on the same site? Or elsewhere in the station?)! It is no doubt common knowledge to other forum members, but I hadn't realised that Travellers Fare had evolved, by one means or another, into SSP, who seem to have recently expanded their "...Hero" suffixed range of station bars around the country (although the Newcastle outlet has recently become an M&S, which is probably a better deal all round as you can now get better beer that you can take on the train). It is good to see that the heritage of the "Shires Bar" at St Pancras has been carried on by the Betjeman Arms on the same site, which is probably my favourite pub along that stretch of the Euston Road.