Category: Press Release

New Stationmaster for Stogumber

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new stationmaster at Stogumber Station.

Bob Preston, a Stogumber resident and long standing volunteer at the station, is now assuming responsibility for the running of the station, with Alan Bines as his assistant.

“Bob is a great asset to Stogumber Station and will oversee the running of the day to day operations and ensuring we continue to preserve this historic building for visitors and railway travellers”, said Colin White, Treasurer of Friends of Stogumber Station, the organisation which runs the station.

Michael Portillo visits Stogumber Station

On Monday 26 June Michael Portillo visited the WSR, boarding the 12 40 from Bishops Lydeard and alighting at Stogumber to film for his programme “Great British Railway Journeys” sporting his original copy of Bradshaw’s guidebook.

Antiques Roadshow to visit Minehead

The BBC’s famous Antiques Roadshow is to be held at Minehead this Spring.

On May 17th the public is invited to bring along items of historical interest to be inspected by the renowned group of antiques experts.

Perhaps you might like to travel to the show by train, boarding at Stogumber Station and enjoying the 1 hr gentle trip through beautiful English countryside.

The date will mark 40 years since the Antiques Roadshow’s first recording, and 20 years since the popular TV programme’s last visit to Minehead Railway Station.