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                      The11th  85A Railwaymen’s reunion wiil be on SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th 2018 from 12 noon until 5 pm

All are welcomed at The Barbourne ex Services club, The Moors, Worcester WR1 3ED (next to the Swan theatre) by Pitchcroft racecourse, there is limited parking on site but with large ‘Pay & display’ car parks alongside the racecourse, doors will be open from 12 noon with the entertainment starting at 12.45 prompt, the club bar will be open all afternoon serving alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks, rolls, tea & coffees, please bring along your own packed lunch if you wish.
Brian Thomas is our MC for the afternoon with introductions at 12.45 followed by slides by Chris Wilkinson.
At 2 pm WLS member Dave Waldren will be showing us some fabulous 1940-50-60s images from his personal collection with a photographic journey from Shrub Hill to Birmingham New street station and back, looking at banking operations on the ‘Lickey’ Moor St and Snow Hill stations, returning to Worcester via the Stourbridge line, also Dave will be looking at the Halesowen and Harborne branch lines on the way.
Our final presentation is the showing of PSOVs film “9th May 1964” the high speed special train which involved some of Worcester’s fleet of Castles on the run from Paddington to Plymouth and back.
As well as meeting up with old friends there will be lots to see and do during the afternoon with storyboards, the Worcester & district model engineers with a couple of their locomotives, the Cotswold line promotion group, celebrating their 40th year will have a stall and the WLS shop will be offering stacks of pre owned books & magazines, 85A brass lapel badges, 85A & 85C key rings, Billy cans & mugs.

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This site about the railways of Worcestershire is the work of the Malvern Industrial Archaeology Circle (MIAC), formed by members of the Worcester Locomotive Society. For over 40 years we have been documenting the railways of Britain and overseas. An increasing number of individuals and commercial concerns are also making information and photographs available.

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