Worcester Locomotive Society (WLS) is holding a free event titled Worcestershire Railways in the History & Heritage POD at Worcester’s Crowngate shopping centre on Saturday, April 8, from 10am to 4.30pm.
The event will chart the history of railways in Worcestershire through written articles and old photographs which will be on display at the venue.
Worcester’s two railway stations and the motive power department feature prominently in many of the photographs and if you had a relation who worked on the railway among Worcester’s once 2,500-strong workforce, then he or she may well appear.
There will be an illustrated talk about the Hill & Evans ‘Vinegar Works’ branch line in Worcester at 3.15pm, when Chris Wilkinson, who worked at Worcester’s locomotive depot in the 1960s, will show lots of images showing locations around central Worcester in its heyday.
The Cotswold Line Promotion Group will be represented at the event, alongside the WLS sales stand, Worcester & District model engineers, Tewkesbury YMCA Railway Society, the Stanier Mogul Fund, Malvern Wells artist Glynis Dray and a display of desirable models by Phil Bullock.
The Crowngate Centre is in central Worcester, a short walk from Foregate Street station. The History & Heritage POD is in the centre’s Friary Walk.