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Paddington Bear celebrates his 50th birthday at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

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Saturday 27th September and Sunday 28th September 2008 – Toddington Railway Station
Paddington Bear, one of the most iconic characters from children’s literature, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year.  This is something he won’t be keeping under his hat! So, to mark the occasion, he will be returning to his railway roots with a visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Toddington in the Cotswolds. Read the rest of this entry »

Simon Chorley’s next auction includes selected items from Prinknash Abbey

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Thursday 18th September 10.30 am – Simon Chorley Art & Antiques, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX.
After a busy summer Simon Chorley Art & Antiques are kick-starting the autumn sales with another blockbuster auction on 18th September. Buyers will be able to purchase a slice of history as selected items from Prinknash Abbey go under the hammer.
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Influences & Inspiration – an exhibition of Arts & Crafts from the 1860s to the present day

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Wednesday 10th September – Wednesday 24thSeptember 2008  -10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire, GL4 8EX

Simon Chorley Art and Antiques, in conjunction with John Beer of OsbornandMercer.com are pleased to present their 2008 Arts and Crafts exhibition, ‘Influences and Inspiration’. This is a combined loan and selling exhibition which will provide a rare opportunity to purchase furniture and decorative objects from the period together with pieces produced today using the same methods and ideals. Read the rest of this entry »

Maggie’s Express – and All That Jazz at the GWR

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Saturday 26th July 6.30 pm, Toddington Railway Station, Gloucestershire
Toddington based heritage railway, the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, is laying on a special steam train with a jazz band send off in aid of the cancer charity, Maggie’s Cotswolds. The excursion leaves Toddington at 6.30pm on Saturday 26th July and travels to Cheltenham Race Course, via Winchcombe, before making a leisurely return journey. Read the rest of this entry »

Combined Diesel Gala and Bus Rally at the GWR

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Friday 4th July - Sunday 6th July at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, with a Spitfire fighter flying in low on Saturday evening.  Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold MP responds to mixed report from the ORR

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The Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR) yesterday published their Periodic Review for 2008 and the results are a mixed bag for the residents of the Cotswolds.
The good news is that the ORR is in support of the scheme to re-double the Cotswold railway line. Unfortunately the plan to re-double the Swindon to Kemble line has not been included.
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The GWR’s Cotswold Festival of Steam is only a week away

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Saturday 24th May – Sunday 1st June – Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway “The Friendly Line in the Cotswolds” at Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse Stations.

The 2008 Cotswold Festival of Steam marks four important milestones – 40 years since the end of steam on British Railways – 40 years since David Shepherd took delivery of “Black Prince” – 60 years since the nationalisation of Britain’s Railways – 100 years since the first through expresses ran over the Stratford-Cheltenham line between the Midlands and the West Country.

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Paddington Bear comes to Toddington on the GWR

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Saturday 19th April and Sunday 20th April at Toddington Station on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Paddington Bear* visits the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway for the first time this coming weekend. Amazingly, this little bear has been enchanting youngsters for half a century and he’s coming to Toddington to celebrate his 50th birthday.

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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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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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