Sunday, 1 July 2018

Severn Valley Railway 1940's weekend



It is rare for me to have a Saturday off work and so with financial audits ending on Friday and some hours owing, Sue and I decided that we would have a day out. We drove to Bewdley and visited the Severn Valley Railway to see the 1940's festival. The event is held along the whole route of the SVR from Kidderminster to Bridgenorth with different events at each station. I choose Bewdley as we could then have a walk around this quaint little town and promenade alongside the river.

I think the highlight for me was seeing the Spitfire, an original fuselage with fibeglass wings in the markings of Johnny Johnson JE 0 J.

There was even a drive through of historical vehicles, some of which are seen here.





Back at the station there were many people dressed in period costume which I think made the day even more special.






The event in on today and also next weekend the 7th and 8th of July. So if you are in the area you can also see the people in period costume and enjoy the steam trains.

For full details see this link.

Tony

1 comment:

Lee Hadley said...

Looks like it was a good day