‘Slow and Dirty’ celebration.

2016 will mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Somerset and Dorset Railway – a line with close links to Bath via the old Green Park Station terminus.

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Green Park Station, Bath, before closure, c.1960s © Bath in Time – Bath Central Library Collection http://www.bathintime.co.uk/image/1108095/green-park-station-bath-before-closure-c-1960s

It’s also fifty years since the formation of the Somerset and Dorset Railway Circle, preserving the memory and heritage of the line, which subsequently became the present S & D Railway Trust.

To mark both events – and the legacy of the railway – there is to be a range of activities throughout the year including a travelling exhibition which will come to Bath.

Marking the anniversary of the founding of the S&D Circle, the Trust has arranged an anniversary lunch in the Function Room at Bath Green Park Station for Saturday 16th January 2016.

This is an invitation to you to share in this special anniversary meal, and where better to remember the wonderful Somerset & Dorset than at Bath Green Park?

The Trust is delighted that Paul Atterbury will join them as our speaker. Paul is well-known for his many and wide-ranging books on railways. He is particularly passionate about in lost lines of character and has a knack of discovering all sorts of fascinating details.

The lunch will consist of a three-course menu, including coffee or tea afterwards. Dietary needs will be catered for, and the venue is fully licenced. Cost £40.

That date is Saturday 16th January 2016, 12.30 for 1.00 p.m. The date was chosen as being the closest to the meeting that established the Somerset & Dorset Railway Circle – 15th January 1966.

If you would like to book or ask for further details, please email David Grimwood at dwgrimwood@gmail.com.

Find out more about the anniversary via http://www.sdrt.org/50-comm.htm