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.

High Park Community Music Group

We had a visit from High Park Community Music Group from Wiveliscombe who found our garden an ideal place to play. Our garden was packed out again as it was the previous weekend. Thanks to Peter Cox for the photographs.

 

 

 

Diesel Gala

Thank you to all our supporters who came to see the engines from our garden. They found our garden to be an ideal place for such an activity. It was  a special weekend for Stogumber as we had the Stogumber Music Festival and the Wild Flower meadow all open with many free events. Here are a few pictures to remind you of

…the diesels …..

… the flowers….

 

 

 

 

 

…the festival ….

Somerset Day at Stogumber Station

There was a excellent display of homemade produce with jams, marmalade, cakes and honey. It was a wonderful day and here are a few photographs with grateful thanks to Peter Cox.

Bunting adorns the station building.

Jenny and Mary enjoy the weather and garden.

The garden with the gazebo and many people enjoying the atmosphere.

 

 

Somerset Day

Saturday May 11 is SOMERSET DAY

Enjoy Somerset Day at Stogumber Station and

  • buy local produce especially honey and jam
  • see the model exhibit
  • see the progress on the cattle dock project
  • sit in our blooming wonderful garden
  • enjoy refreshments including a cream tea

Stogumber Station – this Easter

Visiting the station this Easter to

  • sit in our delightful garden and watch the trains or enjoy our refreshments
  • see the renovations to the cattle dock (picture from Robin White below)
  • see the model set with new rolling stock
  • see the plans for the cattle dock in the waiting room

Stogumber Station opens on Saturday 30 March

Here is the timetable for the period up to Thursday 18 April.

The trains stop at all stations between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet.

There is a handy 53 or 67 minutes between trains to enjoy our hospitality.

Bishops Lydeard 10 15 11 53 12 15 13 53 14 15 15 53
……
Stogumber 10 39 11 32 12 39 13 32 14 39 15 32
……
Watchet 11 00 11 10 13 00 13 10 15 00 15 10
  steam diesel steam diesel steam diesel

The steam engine will be SDJR 53808 and the diesel will be class 33 Crompton D6566.

We can offer you

  • three new volunteers Shirley, Phil and Janet, as well as your old favourites plus ‘Friends’ Chairman Terry, ‘Friends’ membership secretary Jean and Nigel,
  • all the usual refreshments with cream teas,
  • the model railway with new rolling stock,
  • the improvements to the cattle dock with work progressing during the timetable,
  • spring flowers and shrubs in the garden.

  Cream Teas will be available from Saturday

with homemade scones.

 

Work at the station continues …

I thank volunteer Steve Lewis for these photographs.

Station Master Bob Preston with Ian Rew are inserting the supports for the new uprights.

Shirl and Steve have removed most of the growth in the 4 foot and the cess and painted the walkway.

“Before …”

“… and after”

and the walkway.