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Victorian Weekend brings in the Visitors

The 10th & 11th May saw our Victorian Weekend and 110th anniversary. We were greeted on the weekend with some excellent sunny weather, and with it came  a whole host of visitors in Victorian dress.

Travelling gentlemen see off the train from Woody Bay Waiting in the afternoon sun on the down pltform for the next Lynton train

Over the two days we had locomotive 'Statfold' in steam on trains, while 'Sid' gave footplate rides from outside the engine shed. A steam roller provided a bonus attraction by the platform entrance, which following plenty of polishing was sparkling in the sunlight over the two days.

Visitors on the platform and admiring the roller The steam roller during a quiet spell

The weekend certainly drew in visitors, with several hundred passengers on the trains and some particularly good takings through the recently refurbished tearooms. A great show was put on both afternoons by Victorian actors from Tyburg Jig and we should most certainly not forget to thank the Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration committee and supporters for helping promote and support the event over the weekend.

Statfold arriving back at Woody Bay carrying its 110 headboard The two gentleman travellers are back, making small talk while waiting for the next train

This year's Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration will be taking place from 7th to 15th June as part of this year's North Devon Festival.

A family day out for a group of well dressed ladies at Woody Bay Statfold having just coupled to its train. Fireman Bill poses on the footplate as Sid passes in the background

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