Club Outing: 12th October
Five club members set off at 9.00am on Sunday 12th October
2003 to the Kidderminster end of the SVR (Severn Valley Railway).
Arriving in good time we boarded the first train of the day
9.55am. We were guided by the experienced travellers with
us John and Bernard who suggested the itinerary.
To take in the full experience of travelling
on the SVR, we stayed on the train until its journey's end,
not alighting until Bridgnorth. With plenty of time before
the return train, we made the short walk to Bridgnorth Town
Centre, passing the Fenicular Railway linking Bridgenorth
High Town with Bridgenorth Low Town (opens at 12.00).
Catching the next train back we alighted
at Hampton Loade. Coinciding with the Classic Car and Bike
Day, we had the bonus of viewing at each station a variety
of classic cars; MGB's & MGBGT; Rover P4,5 and 6's, Humber
Sceptre, Riley's, Aston Martin, Ford Capri Mk1, and many others
too many to mention.
From Hampton Loade we travelled to Bewdley
spending the time scouring the second hand book and trade
shops at the station, before returning back to Highly.
Highly gave us an opportunity to view the
interesting history of the area at the visitor centre and
to refuel with the Hot Dogs on offer.
From Highly we made our final journey back
to Kidderminster. Took a last look at the last bargains on
offer at the trade stand before travelling home.
To find out more about the SVR and the events
they have visit the SVR