Thursday, July 21, 2016

Richard Jefferies Halt to open on 31 July

From the Total Swindon site:
Swindon 175 cordially invite you to the grand opening of Richard Jefferies Halt and The New Coate Water Railway Loop Extension - Swindon's brand new railway station! 
Please arrive early as the first train will be stopping at Richard Jefferies Halt at 12:05pm. 
This family fun packed day will see the first official train stop at the new station with a ribbon cutting and an unveiling of the new sign to mark the official opening of Richard Jefferies Halt. Children's activities at the museum, a brass band and a steam traction engine to keep you entertained. 
The museum is situated on the edge of the beautiful Coate Water County Park which houses the miniature railway and its just 2 minutes from the Arkells Brewery Sun Inn family pub. A corner of Swindon perfect for families - Come along to the museum and bring a picnic! 
There is parking available at Coate Water. 
For more information and to see other Swindon175 events, visit the website here.
You can read more about Richard Jefferies and Coate in a guest post by Rebecca Welshman.

I took the photo above when I visited Coate some years ago. In an earlier life, I wrote a Masters dissertation on Jefferies.

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