Friday, 21 February 2014

Bluebell Railway Fun

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Just a hop and a skip from my home is the delightfully vintage Bluebell Railway. Keen and passionate volunteers operate preserved and refurbished period steam trains, that chuff and smoke their way through the local countryside.
An absolute must every Spring or Summer, is their afternoon tea service. It is a little pricey, but for me well worth the money.

The railway is a popular tv location and some of my most favourite shows have been filmed there. Poirot several times. David Suchet was very taken with the railway and became a patron.

Last year some scenes for The Invisible Woman were filmed there. I thought you might like to take a look at how it's done. Being a film extra looks so much fun, but I wonder?


  1. Being a train driver's daughter, I really should have a ride on the Bluebell Railway some day - we passed the signs earlier this week!

  2. Well Nilly next time you're in my neck of the woods let me know, you could pop in for a cuppa.