to host railway history exhibition next month
UK's largest ever art exhibition dedicated to the Somerset and
Dorset Railway is set be staged in Burnham-On-Sea next month to
mark the 50th year since the rail line closed.
Country railway artist Alan Ward is organising the exhibition
from 1st - 6th March at Burnham-On-Sea Community Centre in Berrow
Road from 10am-4pm daily.
has scoured the country to gather original works from patrons
and private collectors of his paintings over the many years.
to which will be a sparkling array of new original oil paintings
and sketches amounting to over 100 works produced especially for
this one-off event, many of which will be for sale.
displayed will be a comprehensive collection of limited edition
Somerset & Dorset fine art prints, both framed and unframed.
is a fitting choice for the exhibition, since it was the terminus
for the Evercreech Junction/Glastonbury branch of the line,"
"Notable paintings on show will 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 in 1962."
painting of note will be '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
is 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."
will be free and souvenir brochures and catalogue of works will
be on sale.