The11th 85A Railwaymen’s reunion wiil be onSATURDAY 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.
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.
final presentation is the showing of PSOVsfilm “9th May 1964” the high speed special train which
involved some of Worcester’s fleet of Castles on
the run from Paddington to Plymouth
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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