The Teign Valley Railway: An Illustrated History, talk by Mark Chambers – Sun 1st Sept at Village Hall

The Teign Valley Line was a country railway route that ran from a junction with the Moretonhampstead branch at Heathfield. Initially opened in 1882 the line terminated for passenger services at Ashton but was later extended and opened to form a connection with the main line near Exeter in 1903, thus providing a useful alternative route when the sea wall was damaged.

With stopping places along the route including Chudleigh, Christow and Longdown this line was considered by many to be the most picturesque of the Devon Branches.

Take a photographic journey along this former GWR branch line and explore it’s history and stations from construction to closure with photographs collected over 30 years.

Mark is an expert on this once vital village lifeline and has a comprehensive archive of photos and information to share with us. Talk starts prompt at 3.45pm, tea and refreshments available at interval and will conclude approximately 6pm.

£5.00 entry tickets on the door from 3.30 pm at the Village Hall. Prize draw also available.