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Christmas Cards on sale and online

 

These cards are only on sale at this station and you can purchase them at the offer price :

10 cards with envelopes for £10 with postage and packing included.

Please send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of Stogumber Station’ with your details to Colin White, Treasurer, Stogumber Station, Stogumber, TA4 3TR.

WSRA supports Stogumber Station Cattle Dock

The WSRA is pleased to be supporting the restoration of the only remaining cattle dock on the West Somerset Railway. On Friday 4th October, Trustee Robin White handed over a cheque for £1150 to station master Bob Preston towards the cost of phase II of the restoration at Stogumber Station. The WSRA also contributed to the first phase of the restoration to reinstate the steps to the cattle dock.

The WSRA invites bids for funding for heritage projects from all stations and other special interest groups on the West Somerset Railway.

Photo shows WSRA Trustee Robin White handing over the cheque to Stogumber Station Master Bob Preston.

The Forties Weekend at Stogumber Station

We put on a much larger display than the publicity suggested, so if you missed it here is a brilliant video from Robert Masterman which shows the mood and the station decorated for the occasion. The station staff on duty are Jen Preston, weekend organiser Jean Hilton, Alison White, Phil Hall(PIC) and FoSS Chairman Terry Shipton with Jean Tucker and Nigel Mott seen arriving. It also shows the brilliant ‘Land Girls’ who made the weekend special.

 

Christmas Card

Available now at Stogumber Station and all profits will go towards the cattle dock and waiting room.

Thanks to Robin White for capturing the moment.

These A5 cards include a short message inside “Season’s Greetings” and a statement identifying the station on the back page.

The prices which include envelopes are

single  …………   £1

pack of 5 cards  ………… £4

available while stocks last.

Details of a postal system to purchase cards will be given here soon.

5 for £4 has got to be a good deal.

 

Rock Choir

Last weeked we were treated to a performance from the Taunton Rock Choir and Peter Cox has kindly recorded it for us.

New Postcards

We have ordered two new postcards for this station, the “Cream Tea” postcard, available free with a cream tea, and a new version of the “Station in the Garden” both available only at Stogumber Station.

Churns

Four milk churns were stolen last Monday from this station, if anyone has any information please pass this  on to the police.

These were the majority of our collection of churns. The few remaining churns have been secured and will be security marked. It was a wilful and criminal act and we are keen for the perpetrators to be apprehended.

 

More progress at Stogumber Station

We thank Station Master Bob Preston for the latest evidence of more progess to the cattle dock at the station, for the helpers on Wednesday and Thursday who contribute to this and to Chris Moss for making the shelter.

repair to the brickwork platform …

 

and a new shelter … in memory of Alan Bines.