Burnham-On-Sea rail history exhibition underway this week
UK's largest ever art exhibition dedicated to the Somerset and
Dorset Railway is underway in Burnham-On-Sea next this week to
mark the 50th year since the rail line closed.
Country railway artist Alan Ward, pictured, is overseeing
the exhibition, which started on Monday March 1st and runs until
Sunday 6th March.
Community Centre in Berrow Road is hosting the show and the opening
times are 10am-4pm each day.
has scoured the country to gather original works from patrons
and private collectors of his paintings over the many years.
are also a nostalgic array of new original oil paintings and sketches
amounting to over 100 works produced especially for this one-off
event, many of which are on sale.
comprehensive collection of limited edition Somerset & Dorset
fine art prints, both framed and unframed, are also on display.
is a fitting choice for the exhibition, since it was the terminus
for the Evercreech Junction/Glastonbury branch of the line,"
Alan told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Notable paintings on show include the 'Last Pines' depicting
the preparation of the 9F 2-10-0 EVENING STAR for the last ever
run on S&D metals to Bournemouth prior to re-routing the service
painting of note is the 'Requiem for the Somerset and Dorset'
portraying Southern Pacific Battle of Britain locomotive Biggin
Hill and West Country light pacific BUDE passing over Midford
Viaduct on the final run south on the weekend of closure in March
hoped that related societies will have a presence at the show,
together with other attractions and displays of 0
Gauge locomotives working the line at the time together with CD
presentations of the railway and it infrastructure."
is free and souvenir brochures and catalogue of works are on sale.