Shropshire Council

Event : Sidings Stories: the history of coal mining and the Severn Valley Railway around Highley and Alveley

Event details

  • Price: Adults £3, Child £2
  • Venue: Severn Valley Country Park
  • Topics: Talks

Dave Postle from Kidderminster Railway Museum will join us for a look at the history of the railway from 1862 onwards.

The history is closely linked with the mining heritage of the area, as four of the coal mines in the Wyre Forest coalfield were served by the Severn Valley Railway. The country park plays a part in that history, as the location of the Alveley sidings is within its boundaries. Dave will be able to dip into the vast archive of over 150,000 prints and negatives at the Kidderminster Railway Museum to bring to life the story of this part of the Severn Valley. 

Ticket includes a hot drink and biscuits. Please call 01746 781 192 to book your place.

Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park, Country Park Way, Alveley, Shropshire, WV15 6NG

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