Kidderminster Travel Guide

  • Frontage of Cafe Masala From Google Maps
    Frontage of Cafe Masala From Google Maps
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  • Tony's Bread Shop 22.6.05
    Tony's Bread Shop 22.6.05
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  • Kidderminster Railway Station 16.4.05
    Kidderminster Railway Station 16.4.05
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Kidderminster Things to Do

  • Severn Valley Steam Railway

    A 16 mile long steam railway which travels from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth with stops at Bewdley, Arley, Highley, Hampton Loade inbetween.We expected that we would hop on and off at some of those little villages and explore but because of the crowds for the 1940s weekend we did not do that. I hope we go back again and do so.

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  • Severn Valley Railway

    Go and spend time on the 16 mile long Severn Valley Railway. This heritage railway is adjacent to the main Kidderminster railway station. Most of the trains are steam hauled but the SVR now have a number of heritage diesel locomotives and one is used most days. Every Saturday our heritage diesel multiple unit operates a "fish and chip supper"...

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  • Kidderminster Railway Museum

    The collections are housed in a warehouse built by the Great Western Railway in 1878 for the storage of grain on the ground floor for the nearby flour mills, and wool on the upper floor for the local carpet industries. It had rail access on the one side and road access on the other. It was converted into a parcels warehouse in the 1960s and became...

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Kidderminster Restaurants

  • Frontage of Cafe Masala From Google Maps

    by LadySummers Written Sep 29, 2010

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    The ladies are asked what they would like to order first, then the gentlemen.

    The food is always fantastic, and very good value for money.

    The setting inside is very different from what you expect, it is very clean, has it's own bar area, clean toilets, nicely decorated tables and keeps in with traditional hot-plates and dipping bowl stands.

    The staff are friendly and polite and will ask if everything is ok with your meal and if you require any drinks. Jugs of water are also available.

    They have won the heartbeat award for thier healthy food and of course for the cleanliness.

    Favorite Dish: The Lamb Tikka Masala mains dish is superb. The other curries on offer range from mild to very hot. The staff are very helpful if you have any quieries on the hotness of the currys or what ingredients are used.

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Kidderminster Nightlife

  • Shakespeare - The Winter's Tale

    Another play put on by The Rose's own amateur company called The Nonentities. This time it was in the Main Theatre and I went to see Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The Director had set the play on either side of WWII. (Before the interval was set before the war and after the interval 16 years later) I thought the 2nd half came across as much...

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  • Kindertransport

    This is a community theatre group theatre, so many of the plays are put on by The Rose's own amateur company called The Nonentities. I went to the Studio Theatre to see a play on the little known subject of the wartime kindertransport. In the discussion after the play we had a least 1 former kindertransport child who stayed with the 50 members of...

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Kidderminster Transportation

  • Combo Ticket

    The National Rail Central Trains sell a combination ticket for your trip to Kidderminster and the Severn Valley steam train. We picked up a combo ticket from Worcester.

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  • Severn Valley Railway

    Kidderminster is easily reached by rail from Birmingham. The mainline railway station is also the starting point for the Severn Valley Railway. You can see all kinds of historic steam and diesel locomotives here. You can take a trip on the railway on one of the many trips and even take the Santa Specials at Christmas.

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  • Direct trains to London

    From 24 May 2004 The Chiltern Rail service direct to London Marylebone has been improved. Mon to Fri there are now 5 trains direct to London between 06.10am and 08.14am and 5 trains returning in the evening. On Sats there are 5 trains between 05.38am and 09.10am, the return trains are a little earlier. When these trains were introduced in Sep 2002...

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Kidderminster Shopping

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    Tony's Bread Shop 22.6.05

    by Galahad Updated Oct 30, 2008

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    Tony is the 2nd generation (and may even be a 3rd generation) Master Baker. All his bread and cakes are baked on the premises just as they used to be. English bread is baked using a hard wheat but it used to be made using a home grown wheat which is a little softer than the Canadian wheat but probably not as soft as French and European wheats.
    Stephen Ray, the current baker, uses flour milled by Clarkes of Wantage in their 1939 mill. He chose this mill because they are a small miller specialising in supplying the small craft bakers. He uses no improvers and ferments his dough for between 3 and 24 hours dependant on what bread or rolls he is making.

    What to buy: White Bread
    Lardy Cakes

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Kidderminster Warnings and Dangers

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    by Galahad Updated Apr 30, 2005

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    Do not try and travel on the trains without a ticket or a "Permit to Travel" or you may risk a GBP20 penalty. Kidderminster is within the West Midlands travel area and is covered by a Penalty Fare Zone.
    Basically the booking office closes by about 7pm but there is a "Permit to Travel" machine just outside the main entrance. Put a GBP1 or 2 in the machine. Take the printed voucher and you then pay the guard on the train. Increasingly your train may be pounced upon a group of Revenue Inspectors who will block all the doors of the carriage you are in and if you have neither a ticket nor a "Permit to Travel" will fine you GBP20 on the spot.

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Kidderminster Sports & Outdoors

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    by DUNK67 Written Jun 11, 2004

    Kidderminster Harriers play professional football in the Third Division of the English Football League.
    They play there football at the Aggborough Stadium which is located right next to the mainline railway station.
    Their kit is made up of red and white, shirts shorts and socks.

    Equipment: A pair of eyes to watch the games and a good voice to shout your team on.

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