A coach trip back in time
PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 September 2013
A VINTAGE coach ride commemorating the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Strawberry Line gave people the opportunity to discover more about the history of the route.
The Sandford Station Railway Heritage Centre organised a coach to take people to Sandford, Winscombe and Axbridge stations.
The Millennium Green Trust staged a re-enactment at Winscombe, while local historians told people about Axbridge Station’s past.
Visitors also enjoyed tea and cakes at Sandford Station.
Neville Brenchley, chairman of the Sandford Station Railway Heritage Centre, said: “It was a one off event to commemorate the last train 50 years ago but proved to be quite a magnet.
“The trip down Memory Lane in a vintage bus seemed to strike a chord with people and they enjoyed the different elements organised at the three stations on the tour.”