Wivenhoe Railway -150 year celebrations in 2013

The 150th anniversary of the railway coming to Wivenhoe

John Stewart / Peter Hill

L-R: John Stewart, Queen Victoria, and George McKissock at the celebration event held at the Railway Station
Photo by Peter Hill
The poster made to promote Wivenhoe Station's 150 years
Town Mayor Cllr Penny Kraft on the station steps with 'Queen Victoria'
Photo: Peter Hill
Town Mayor, Cllr Penny Kraft, making a speech in the Station Booking Office
Photo: Peter Hill
Melanie and Peter Whitehead with daughter in costume
Peter Hill
Cllr Robert Needham and Audrey his partner

The 150th celebrations of the Great Eastern Railway reaching Wivenhoe in 1863. Wivenhoe people turned out in costume led by the Town Mayor, Cllr Penny Kraft to mark this auspicious occasion.  One person even dressed up as Queen Victoria.

The local management of Network Railways joined in the fun too. A plaque was unveiled in the Booking Hall.

 

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