Llandovery 150 celebrations.

Llandovery 150 celebrations on Sunday July 1st, 10:00 - 16:00 at the station.

Llandovery station

The final order is yet to be agreed but there will be:-

  • A passenger carrying track with Cardiff Model Engineering Society, and we have an outside tap so they have promised steam power!
  • A marquee with local artists displaying their best and hopefully some railway subjects.
  • The local school choir and a male voice choir, which I understand used to be largely railwaymen but I don't know the current composition.
  • In the station cafĂ© and adjacent ground floor room will be three N gauge layouts, one vintage Hornby-Dublo three rail layout, a small 00 layout and a G scale US themed layout.
  • Nigel Bird of Tregarron Books, a railway specialist, will have a stall.
  • Llandovery MRC will have some old books, videos and DVDs, and there will be a history board with photos and notes on the railway history of the town.
  • Teas, coffee(the best in Llandovery!) and cakes will be on sale all day.
  • Paul Atterbury of the Antiques Roadshow will be talking on and valuing railwayana.

  • A steam hauled special will be stopping for about an hour but on current timings it is running rather late - in fact about a week late! We await confirmation whether it is Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th but I will update you on this.
    On the 1st, parking will be at a premium so advice is to park in the centre of town; the station is about a ten minute stroll.
    Better still, come by train! Booking is cheap in advance through Kelsham Hannah at Llandrindod Wells station. There's no website but they are on 01597 822053.

    From Roger Middleton.