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Freshford Station – The Story

Presentation on the Works at Freshford Station

Background History

Freshford Station featured in the 1962 BBC documentary “Men of Steam” about the Great Western Railway and narrated by John Betjeman.

(L – R) Catherine Phillips, Richard Blamey, Nick Parkes, Nicola Emmerson, Councillor Neil Butters, Nick Stevens, Nicholas Reid and Andy Strong at the unveiling of a new station running in board at Freshford Railway Station in Freshford, Somerset. 7th July 2013.

The reinstallation of one of the original station signs, dating from c1900, by Cllr Neil Butters, Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Read the interesting story of the Freshford station signs below.

Picture to the left shows the Orient Express passing through Freshford on 28th April 2013.  To the right is 5087 Sarum Castle passing through Freshford on 21st April 1962.  Click to enlarge.  (Photographs courtesy of Guy Vincent.)

12 March 2021
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12 March 2021