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News

News

2016 AGM

Sandford Station Railway Heritage Centre Thursday 7 April, 7.30pm Community Centre, Winscombe, BS25 1JA AGM and Talk ‘Quarry Stone and Railways’ Including Sandford’s historic quarry, station and ‘Sentinel’ engine By author Robin Thornes OPEN MEETING ALL WELCOME Sandford Station Railway Heritage Centre is a delightful, historic attraction on the Strawberry Line. It is a Registered […]

‘Last Train’ event report

‘Last Train’ event report

‘Strawberry Special’  Vintage Coach Tour – 7th September 2013   On Saturday 7th September over eighty members and visitors enjoyed our unique trip down memory lane by vintage coach commemorating the last passenger train to run on the Strawberry Line. The day triggered many carefree memories of days gone by, travel by steam – some […]

50 Years since last train

50 Years since last train

‘Strawberry Special’ Saturday 7th September Unique tour by Vintage Coach to three stations on the historic ‘Strawberry Line’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Branch Line. The Yatton & Cheddar Valley Railway opened in 1869 and operated for almost 100 years before ‘the Beeching Axe’ officially closed the line to passengers […]

Milk Traffic

Milk Traffic

New Arrival – GWR 17 Gallon Galvanised Iron Milk Churn The recently acquired GWR 17 gallon churn was bought at auction in need of attention. We have had it refurbished to enable it to go on display at the Centre.   Milk traffic was an important part of any station. Old photographs will often show […]

Station Master Sam

Station Master Sam Arrives

  Station Master Sam arrives at Sandford Station in January

Official Opening

Official Opening

Sandford Station was officially opened on 10 June 2011 with a tree planting by Sue Gunn, great grandaughter of Mrs Anna Victoria Yatman who cut original sod of the Cheddar Valley Railway line in 1867 with the ceremonial silver spade pictured.  To mark the opening the ribbon was cut by Gerald Lee, Chief Executive of St Manica Trust.

Coach arrives !

Coach arrives !

Sandford Station has aquired a coach to join the open goods wagon on the rails. The coach was successfully installed on Friday 25th March.

Website goes Live !

Welcome to  the new website for Sandford Station Railway Heritage Center. As well as giving general details, opening times and event notifications for the center the intention is for this to be a dynamic site with new stories and details being added on a regular basis. Bookmark us and check back to see what’s new. […]