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Author Topic: 18th Feb 2019 - 90 years of passengers services at Oldfield Park  (Read 1290 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2019, 07:37:11 pm »

Well done to the Oldfield team (I think Severnside CRP and GWR), a very appropriate celebration. It was a pleasure to drop in and see the support from the local community.

I'll second that. Had a quick nose around on my way back from Bath just after 16.00. It was pretty well attended when I was there. They were giving away commemorative metal button badges too, which I thought was a nice touch. The attendant staff were on fine form too.

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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2019, 03:22:22 pm »

Well done to the Oldfield team (I think Severnside CRP and GWR), a very appropriate celebration. It was a pleasure to drop in and see the support from the local community.

I'll second that. Had a quick nose around on my way back from Bath just after 16.00. It was pretty well attended when I was there. They were giving away commemorative metal button badges too, which I thought was a nice touch. The attendant staff were on fine form too.

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And I'll third it.

I saw the Mayor and Mayoress arrive by train then walked around to the hall.  The last time I had set foot in that hall was for the exhibition we held in 1989.  I don't mind admitting that it was quite a strange feeling!

The event organisers included Cllr June Player and other members of the On Board Project which she set up and has run since 2007 and which, as others have said, has made such a lovely job of the station over that time.  There was a display of photos and press cuttings about the project over the years.

GWR supported the event really well - there were commemorative ticket wallets as well as the badges - and Heather at Severnside CRP always puts on a good do, whatever it is.  Lots of entries from local schoolchildren for the Birthday card competition and students from Bath Cappella sang some songs towards the end.

All in all, a very nice event and a good turnout.  I hope I can help with celebrating the Centenary and hope too the Coffee Shop will still be in rude health for us to publicise and discuss the celebrations.  I'm sure it will be! 
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2019, 03:25:16 pm »

Here's the Mayor cutting the cake - who's that bloke with the beard, I wonder  Wink and, with the Mayor, a chap with a ticket that his dad had bought on the day the station opened.  He just turned up on the day and said "I've got this ticket" - it was great.  It would be lovely if one of his relatives brought the ticket along on the 18th.

Even better if he showed up himself!

I'm sorry to report that no-one showed up with that ticket. 
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2019, 03:42:18 pm »

A great shame! Would have iced the cake nicely.
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2019, 05:22:26 pm »

A great shame! Would have iced the cake nicely.


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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2019, 08:07:02 pm »

So a few Coffee Shoppers must have been lurking around there at the same time as me. Shame I didn't know who you were but it's good that we have all expressed universal approval of the way it was organised and it's outcome.
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2019, 08:27:22 pm »

So a few Coffee Shoppers must have been lurking around there at the same time as me. Shame I didn't know who you were but it's good that we have all expressed universal approval of the way it was organised and it's outcome.

We'll have to get some (more) Coffee Shop badges made up. Polls and experiments last autumn showed very much a minority (but multiple) membership at railway events - always a handful of us. And, yes, it would be good to link up like minded people and turn virtual friends into real ones.
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2019, 09:12:30 pm »

So a few Coffee Shoppers must have been lurking around there at the same time as me. Shame I didn't know who you were but it's good that we have all expressed universal approval of the way it was organised and it's outcome.

We'll have to get some (more) Coffee Shop badges made up. Polls and experiments last autumn showed very much a minority (but multiple) membership at railway events - always a handful of us. And, yes, it would be good to link up like minded people and turn virtual friends into real ones.

Agreed and the Coffee Shop logo is a good one!
I certainly was not very distinctive, one lime green nylon cat suit looks much like any other!
Make them and I will buy.

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