Flying Scotsman Update 3

Here are a few of those moments when we catch people off guard.

We see our bakery chef, Gil, taking a much earned rest.

When asked how she copes with all the baking, she responded “Oh, it’s a piece of cake!”

We are still selling Gil’s cakes at the Autumn Gala.

In the centre are Station Master, Alan Bines and his wife Maggie with Rita and Mike, caption : “We are really busy!”

The other caption could be “Quick, it is not raining”.

and here is our other Station Master, Bob Preston, just before the visit with the caption : “So this is retirement!”

This is the only moment we have seen Bob sitting all week.

What are these three cooking up? (Maggie, Jen and Gil)

Answer : Bacon for the rolls.

We will be selling our famous Bacon Rolls at the Autumn Gala, see you there?

….. and of course our special guest!

Thank you to Alan Bines, Peter Cox and Robin White for the photographs.

Flying Scotsman update

Here are a picture of some of the people enjoying a cream tea and watching Flying Scotsman.

and some more ……

Flying Scotsman will be back on Saturday through to Tuesday and coming through Stogumber Station at these times

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Come and enjoy the refreshments and relax in the convivial environment.

Flying Scotsman update

Flying Scotsman pictured arriving in West Somerset on Wednesday.

Flying Scotsman pictured by Roger Dick at Stogumber.

and pictured by Robin White at Blue Anchor during its gauging run on Wednesday night.

As both Minehead and Bishops Lydeard stations will be closed to all people without tickets, what better place to see this famous engine than Stogumber Station.

Visiting Stogumber

Steve Lewis spent a day at Stogumber in July 2017. Here is his video diary.

Thanks Steve. We hope to see you many more times here at Stogumber, from all your friends at FOSS.

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.

Stogumber Station…whatever the weather!

A dull, rainy June day at Stogumber Station…but the British spirit of making the most of the great outdoors didn’t get in the way of a delicious pasty and a cream tea!

The photo was taken during truly miserable wet weather on 28 June, when Pam Richards, a Stogumber resident and her family who were visiting from Canada insisted on eating outside in the rain!

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.

www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow