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Upcoming Events in Bridgnorth 2020

Starts: Sun, 12th April 2020

Ends: Mon, 13th April 2020

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Offering a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, families and day-trippers, this event will feature an exciting display of vintage, classic and modern classic vehicles. Add to this classic motorcycles, trade and autojumble stalls, children’s entertainment, modern car dealership stands, craft tents, quality food, drink, ice cream and responsible bars – what’s not to like?

The show will also include a classic commercial theme featuring an exclusive display of commercial vehicles.

Exhibit your vehicle for just £4.50 when booked in advance (permits admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children travelling in the vehicle). Exhibitor camping also available.

Starts: Thurs, 16th April 2020

Ends: Sun, 19th April 2020

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Journey along the Severn Valley behind a cast of home-fleet engines and visiting locomotives from around the country. From the distant clank of a goods trains, to Autotrains puffing back and forth, prepare to venture back in time from April 16th - 19th! 

Highlights:

  • Up to three visiting locomotives.
  • Services into the evening on Friday and Saturday.
  • Goods trains and local services.
  • Double-headed full line services.
  • Trade stands.

Visitors can marvel at heritage engines and enjoy a host of exciting events along the 16 miles of beautiful countryside from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. The Engine House at Highley will be open on all four days for you to explore and be sure to sample the finest real-ale on offer at The Railwayman's Arms and the award-winning The King & Castle.

Starts: Sun, 26th April 2020

Ends: Sun, 26th April 2020

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Starts: Sat, 2nd May 2020

Ends: Sun 3rd May 2020

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Featuring model railways, behind the scenes tours, and a whole host of other attractions up and down the line, there's plenty to see both on and off the rails! By purchasing a 'Freedom of the Line' ticket, you can travel all day and gain entry into all attractions and The Engine House at Highley.

Highlights:

  • Steam and diesel trains running all day.
  • Up to 30 model railway layouts on display in Kidderminster Diesel Depot and The Engine House, Highley.
  • Kidderminster's Coalyard Miniature Railway open on both days, with the Paddock Railway at Hampton Loade in steam on Sunday.
  • Behind the scenes tours.

Starts: Thurs, 14th May 2020

Ends: Sun, 17th May 2020

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The Spring Diesel Festival brings four days of visiting heritage and modern diesel locomotives, home-fleet action, evening running and one or two surprises, including the rare chance to take a look inside Kidderminster Diesel Depot.

 

Visiting locomotives:

Class 44 'Peak' No. D4 Great Gable

With thanks to Peak Locomotive Company Limited

 

Class 55 'Deltic' No. 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier

With thanks to The Deltic Preservation Society

Starts: Sat, 23rd May 2020

Ends: Sun, 24th May 2020

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Starts: Sat, 23rd May 2020

Ends: Mon, 25th May 2020

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On May 23rd 1970, the newly-preserved Severn Valley Railway ran its first passenger service; departing Bridgnorth at 2pm, the steam train stopped at Eardington Halt before arriving at Hampton Loade, the line's current terminus. 50 years on, we look back at that remarkable day...

Highlights:

  • Recreation of the first 2pm departure from Bridgnorth.
  • Miniature and model railways.
  • Vintage bus rides around Bridgnorth and to Eardington Halt.
  • One of the original locomotives, No. 48773, on display at Bridgnorth for footplate visits.
  • Live music.
  • Brakevan rides.
  • Vintage vehicles.

Starts: Sat, 27th June 2020

Ends: Sun 28th June 2020

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With a fantastic selection of daytime attractions up and down the line, get dressed up and join in with the celebrations with costumed re-enactors on our stations and in our trains helping to tell the wartime story!The return of the Battle, Big Band Show and a whole host of other much-loved attractions will keep you entertained.

 

Your tickets permit 'Freedom of the Line' travel, so you can visit each station and their attractions and gain entry to The Engine House Visitor Centre on the day of your choice.

Highlights:

  • Winston Churchill, Monty & King George VI in attendance
  • Meet and greet Laurel & Hardy
  • Musical entertainment up and down the line
  • Join our period dressed re-enactors representing both the military and civilians
  • Intensive service of evacuation trains
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast (subject to availability)

Kidderminster:

  • Live entertainment throughout the day with Kalamazoo Band, The Bluebird Belles, Kitty Von Mue and Brandyn Show, including Tea Dance sets.
  • Experience the sight and sound of a Hellcat Tank performing two run pasts up and down Comberton Hill.
  • Exhilarating firefighting reenactment each day, and a display of firefighting vehicles, courtesy of NFS & AFS Vehicles Group
  • Visit the ALL-NEW car garage with classic vehicles and road works site.
  • See the 1940s House, Rest Centre, Air Raid Shelter, Shop, Home Guard Post and ARP Warden Post. 
  • Closing ceremonies on both Sundays. 
  • Spend time in the fascinating Museum of Railway Memorabilia and learn ‘hands-on’ how to operate traditional signals

Starts: Sat, 4th July 2020

Ends: Sun 5th July 2020

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With a fantastic selection of daytime attractions up and down the line, get dressed up and join in with the celebrations with costumed re-enactors on the stations and trains helping to tell the wartime story! The return of the Battle, Big Band Show and a whole host of other much-loved attractions will keep you entertained.

Your tickets permit 'Freedom of the Line' travel, so you can visit each station and their attractions and gain entry to The Engine House Visitor Centre on the day of your choice.

Highlights:

  • Winston Churchill, Monty & King George VI in attendance
  • Meet and greet Laurel & Hardy
  • Musical entertainment up and down the line
  • Join our period dressed re-enactors representing both the military and civilians
  • Intensive service of evacuation trains
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast (subject to availability)

Kidderminster:

  • Live entertainment throughout the day with Kalamazoo Band, The Bluebird Belles, Kitty Von Mue and Brandyn Show, including Tea Dance sets.
  • Experience the sight and sound of a Hellcat Tank performing two run pasts up and down Comberton Hill.
  • Exhilarating firefighting reenactment each day, and a display of firefighting vehicles, courtesy of NFS & AFS Vehicles Group
  • Visit the ALL-NEW car garage with classic vehicles and road works site.
  • See the 1940s House, Rest Centre, Air Raid Shelter, Shop, Home Guard Post and ARP Warden Post. 
  • Closing ceremonies on both Sundays. 
  • Spend time in the fascinating Museum of Railway Memorabilia and learn ‘hands-on’ how to operate traditional signals

Starts: Sun, 5th July 2019

Ends: Sun, 5th July 2019

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Starts: Sun, 14th July 2020

Ends: Sun, 14th July 2020

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Starts: Sun, 28th July 2020

Ends: Sun, 28th July 2020

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Starts: Sat, 8th Aug 2020

Ends: Sun, 9th Aug 2020

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From steamrollers, traction engines and steam wagons, to steam trains running on the Railway, take a trip back to the glory years with our summer steam rally.

Attractions:

  • Amazing display of full-size and miniature steam engines and miniature traction engines at Kidderminster.
  • Road run from Kidderminster Station, culminating with a climb up the hill back to the Station.

Starts: Sat, 5th September 2020

Ends: Sat, 5th September 2020

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Combine the romance of steam with the excitement of a trip on a vintage bus, as you get off the trains at Kidderminster and Briddgnorth to see our line-up of beautifully preserved vintage and modern buses.

Bus rides will take place from Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, taking you on a trip to Bewdley or on a scenic circular ride through Stourport.

Starts: Sun, 6th September 2020

Ends: Sun, 6th September 2020

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Get on and off at the stations to view the displays of iconic vehicles. From Ford to Fiat, Jaguar to Lotus, Rolls Royce to Triumph, and VW Camper to Austin Healey, the vehicles are sure to evoke driving memories of yesteryear, up to 150 vehicles in attendance.

Starts: Thurs, 17th September 2020

Ends: Sun, 20th September 2020

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With services at sunrise, during the day and throughout the night, a trip to the Autumn Steam Gala is a Severn Valley Railway experience like no other. Take a trip behind visiting engines from around the country, as well as the home-fleet, to venture back to the good ol' golden days of steam.

Highlights:

  • Up to four visiting locomotives.
  • Overnight services on Friday and Saturday.
  • Goods trains and local services.
  • Double-headed full line services.
  • Walk-on breakfast dining train.
  • Trade stands.

Visitors can marvel at heritage engines and enjoy a host of exciting events along the 16 miles of beautiful countryside from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. The Engine House at Highley will be open on all four days for you to explore and be sure to sample the finest real-ale on offer at The Railwayman's Arms and the award-winning The King & Castle.

Starts: Sat 19th September 2020

Ends: Sun 20th September 2020

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two-day outdoor adventure and country lifestyle event will be set amongst 1,000-acres of Weston Park, Shropshire. Organisers have evolved the usual game fair format to create an all-encompassing one-stop-shop weekend for those passionate about the great outdoors.

Starts: Thurs, 1st October 2020

Ends: Sat, 3rd October 2020

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A Diesel-fuelled autumn adventure in the Severn Valley. The return of the autumn diesel bash and your chance to sample the Railway's home-based locomotives!

Starts: Thurs, 29th October 2020

Ends: Sat, 31st October 2020

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Details TBC

Starts: Sat, 14th November 2020

Ends: Sun, 15th November 2020

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