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Community gets steamed up for station's 170th birthday
8:00am Monday 4th November 2013 in News
THE history of Radley railway station was celebrated at the weekend with an exhibition to mark its 170th anniversary.
Organised by the Radley History Club, with help from the Friends of Radley Station and Abingdon Model Railway Club, the event saw dozens of people visit Radley village hall on Saturday and yesterday.
The celebration, called Radley People and the Railway 1843 to 2013, was opened by Richard Tolley, a former engine driver on the branch line from Radley to Abingdon.
The display featured trolleys, trucks and other items from the station’s history, as well as a model railway showing how Abingdon station used to look.
Greeting visitors was the chairman of the Friends of Radley Station, retired engineer Denis Standed, who dressed up Great Western Railway engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The 79-year-old, of Lower Radley, said: “It went swimmingly, we lost count of how many people came through the doors.”
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