Man plugs in old-fashioned lamp in middle of train aisle

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The man boarded a train and plugged in a giant old fashioned lamp in the middle of the aisle.  (SNWS)
The man boarded a train and plugged in a giant old fashioned lamp in the middle of the aisle. (SNWS)

A man travelling by train from London to Gloucestershire surprised his fellow passengers when he plugged in an old-fashioned standing lamp in the middle of the aisle.

Commuters spotted the lamp on a Great Western Railway service from London Paddington to Kemble on Thursday.

Clare Austin, 47, a journalist from Kemble, said: "I was heading home from London after attending the opening of British Beauty Week with a friend and I noticed the lamp as soon as I got on the train.

"I was thinking what a nightmare it would be trying to wrestle something that unwieldy home on the train."

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"At some point on the journey, I realised the owner had plugged it in," she said.

"The train was quite quiet as it was late in the evening but it certainly proved a talking point with the passengers and definitely brightened up everyone's journey."

After she posted a photo online, Stroud musician Robbie Humphries came forward as the owner of the lamp in the picture. 

He said: "For all those interested, the lamp made it home safely to Stroud and will be illuminating the five valleys for many years to come.

"Will also be available for brightening moods and illuminating after dinner engagements."

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