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Armistice Day at Woody Bay 2008

A special ceremony to dedicate AXE - the L&B’s restored WW1 steam locomotive - to all those who served on the railways at the Western Front during the First World War took place at Woody Bay today.

Beginning at 10:50am, the dedication was performed by the Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Rev Michael Langrish, and Rear Admiral Ric Cheadle, the Devon County President of the Royal British Legion.

The event was organised jointly by the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust and the Royal British Legion, with music by the Barnstaple Youth Band.

More details of Axe and the restoration can be found on the Axe Project page.

Pictures taken 11th November at Woody Bay, thanks to Tony Nicholson (1, 7-11) and Dave Took (2-5).

Axe steaming through the station - with one of Jim Pound's new signs on the railings in the background

Axe - the dedication plaque on the side of the cab

Axe - The Barnstaple Youth Band played stirring music

Axe - RAF Search and Rescue Sea King from RMB Chivenor staged a flypast at the end of the ceremony

Axe - Seth Conway interviewing Lynton schoolchildren for ITV Westcountry

Axe - on shed with Justine

Axe - steaming past the Garden of Remembrance on the down platform. "Suttons Seeds" signs recently produced by Jim Pounds


 Additional images provided by Trevor Garnham


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