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Wildlife and Steam on Tour at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

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Saturday 12th April & Sunday 13th April at Winchcombe Station, Gloucestershire

This special exhibition by the renowned wildlife artist and steam locomotive owner David Shepherd¬†is being held in aid of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and combines his two passions – endangered wildlife and steam locomotives. Also operating over the GWR railway during the weekend will be David Shepherd’s own giant of the steam age – locomotive 9F 2-10-0 No. 92203 Black Prince which was one of the last steam locomotives to be built by BR.
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Ebrington in the Cotswolds celebrates St. George’s Day with a Family Lunch

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Sunday 20th April 12.30 for 13.00 Ebrington Village Hall,Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

St. George is the patron saint of England and St. Georges Day is April 23rd but Ebrington are celebrating the Day on the nearest Sunday with a traditional Sunday Family Lunch. Dress is an optional English Theme but it is certainly the day for having a red rose in your button hole whatever you wear.

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Another World Record Challenge for Cotswold’s Steve Edwards- 10 Marathons in 10 Days

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Friday 9th May to Sunday 18th May 2008 – Brathay, Ambleside in the Lake District
Steve Edwards our intrepid marathon runner from Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds is not satisfied with challenging for just one World Record in running 500 Marathons in an average time of under 3 hours 20 minutes. He is challenging for a second World Record in May by running the fastest ever cumulative time for 10 marathons in 10 days on a accurately measured UK Athletics certified marathon course.

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Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway has a feast for Diesel Lovers this weekend

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Friday April 4th, Saturday April 5th, Sunday April 6th GWR Toddington Station, Winchcombe Station & Cheltenham Racecourse Station, Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) is running a Spring Diesel Gala over the weekend with an intensive passenger and freight timetable. The GWR has one of the finest collections of heritage diesel locomotives in the country and there will be opportunities to ride behind a large variety of types between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse plus a special “Driver for a Fiver” opportunity.

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