We arrived just after 7ish, and we were suppose to be departing at 7.30pm. Then we found out that the reason they were running half an hour late was because there had ben a fatality earlier on and the Air Amblance was involved in picking the person up. It would have been nice if a member of staff had come out and informed everyone who was waiting...more
It`s Bank Holiday Monday and the sun is shining believe it or not.!! We decicded to take a trip to the Seven Valley Railway. From the minute you walk into the station concourse, it`s pure period style nostalgia, luggage carts stacked up with huge trunks, the station emporium, gift shop, cafe and museum full of fascinating railway memorabilla,...more
Go and spend time on the 16 mile long Severn Valley Steam Railway. This is run and maintained by volunteers. This photo is of platform 1 at Bewdley Station with a train waiting to go north along the single track line to Bridgnorth, (it was taken on one of the special all night running day). I spend quite a lot of time here most Saturdays where I...more
Okay, I'm going to kind of cheat here. I already have a tip about the Severn Valley Railway on my Bridgnorth page but as the trains also run through here and it's a popular station then I'm going to repeat it. In fact people may look at Bewdley and never look at Bridgnorth so they'd never know.People come from all over the country to visit the SVR...more
The Wyre Forest is a large dense mixed woodland covering 10's of square miles. About 2 miles out of Bewdley there is a visitor centre. From there, there are 3 or 4 different waymarked walks, all fairly easy. There are several marked off-road mountain-bike cycle trails and a number of horse treking routes.more
The estate of a former country house (Spring Grove) is now a Safari Park. It consists of 2 parts. A magnificent parkland given over to wild animals in extremely large enclosures that you drive through. The other part consists of an amusement park area.March 2003 A new wild wolf pack has been moved into the park.April 2004 A Pride of White Lions is...more
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Carol used to like going to The George for a cappuccino after her yoga on a Wednesday but the George has now (2009) become part of the Wetherspoons and I don't know whether the old coffee room remains.
Over the last few years a Farmers Market movement has become well established throughout England. Local artisan farmers and producers bring their wares and sell them direct to the public. The Bewdley Farmers Market is held on the 4th Sunday each month. My photo shows Clare from Detton Meats. She and Arthur, her husband, rear their own beef and lamb and bring some to sell each month, They go to Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourbridge farmers markets.
The rules are that the local producers must come from a radius of 30 miles and produce the goods themselves. If a producer has a unique product s/he can travel up to 50 miles.
On the 4th Sunday in July is the annual rowing regatta held on the River Severn. It is based on the rowing club headquarters on the east bank of the river. Unless you are a participant it is best viewed off the bridge or from Severnside North.
In February 1894, six young men met in Birmingham, at the Labour Church in Constitution Hill. Here they discussed how they might "combine the pleasures of cycling with the propaganda of Socialism". They formed the Socialists' Cycling Club, a name which at the second meeting was changed to the Clarion Cycling Club, after their favourite weekly paper. They also invited the Bounder (E.F. Ray) to be their president. One of their very first outings saw the club go by train to Wolverhampton and cycle from there to Bewdley where they stayed overnight. From there they cycled down the Severn Valley to Stourport, Ombersley and to Worcester where I think they probably caught the train back to Birmingham.
Tom Groom, who called the original Birmingham meeting, speaking at the meet:
"We are not neglectful of our Socialism, the frequent contrasts a cyclist gets between the beauties of nature and the dirty squalor of towns make him more anxious than ever to abolish the present system. To get healthy exercise is not necessarily to be selfish. To attend to the social side of our work is not necessarily to neglect the more serious part. To spread good fellowship is the most important work of Clarion Cycling Clubs. Then, perhaps, the 'One Socialist Party' would be more possible and we should get less of those squabbles among Socialists which make me doubt whether they understand even the first part of their name."
2008 The Clarion Cylce Clubs still exist as a loose federation of clubs across the country, but I think the old political idealism and the ideas of spreading the gospel of socialism has gone.