A coach trip back in time

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 September 2013

"Is this your bag Sir?" Station Master Rob Simmons and porter Malcolm Fowler.

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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.

Locals play the part of 1960s travellers for guests at the old Winscombe railway station.Locals play the part of 1960s travellers for guests at the old Winscombe railway station.

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.

Locals lead by Lois Brenchley, play the part of 1960s travellers for guests at the old Winscombe railway station.Locals lead by Lois Brenchley, play the part of 1960s travellers for guests at the old Winscombe railway station.

“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.”

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