I notice that this Sunday, 28th July 2019, there’s a rather fun looking craft and vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway.
The fair runs from 11am until 4pm at Brownhills West Station (Use the Chasewater main entrance from the A5 and Pool Road) and there will be fun stuff to see and do, lots of stalls, the noted tea rooms and of course the wonderful atmosphere provided by a working preserved steam railway.
What’s more, the fair will be free to enter!
Chasewater Railway is a wonderful attraction with regular passenger services at weekends and during school holidays, featuring two excellent cafes and a fascinating museum that chronicles not just railway history, but that of our area and industry.
The whole thing is staffed by helpful and friendly volunteers who are always ready to chat and talk about the railway and rolling stock.
At Brownhills west station there are also a lovely model railway, plus a couple of great vintage and collectible stalls. The railway itself has a shop selling books, rail models, toys and other merchandise.
You can check their website here – trains run this and every weekend from 11am to 4pm with the museum, cafes and stations open earlier.
just a bit of nostalga as you walk do you remember the street traders calls that once filled the air of old brownhils IRON RAG BONE ANY LINE PROPS TO DAY SELWYN SMITHS ICE CREAM the paper boy SPECIAL a news paper su pliment on dramatic world affairs MR WOOTON with pots and pans THE LINO MAN THEMILK MAN THE BAKER THE SALT MAN for those who kept their own pigs to salt down after sticker russell ha called the gipsy ladywith her words buy a yard of lace lady for luck the green grocery men the siccor man on his converted byke an atmosphere to cheriish allowence coal waiting for the weary miiner to come home and stack it in the coal house memories were made of this god bles folk stood at the gate for a friendly cchatt