GWR 4-6-0 No.7828 ‘Odney Manor’ leaving Williton on 15 May.
This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence. © Alan Turner.
Photo Galleries for 2013,2014 and 2015 are now on line and work is continuing on updating the 2012 Gallery.
Posted on 28 April 2016.
Relaunch Of Website
After three years we are up and running again. Hooray !!
Martin Hope, Station Master from 2011 through to the end of 2013 made great inroads on this site and really got everything up to date. Sadly when he left the station at the beginning of 2013 and I took over the running of the station, everything fell into disuse. I am happy to take responsibility as I just did not have the necessary knowhow or the time to try and sort things out myself. We did have a volunteer based in Minehead who offered to look after things, but of course it needs other people to feed relevant information and pictures to the webmaster for it to work!
Early last year (2015) I did begin to do this but unfortunately somewhere along the line (pun intended!) an incorrect button was pressed and the site went into hibernation, causing further instability.
Now however, with the expert services of Edward Martin Computers, of Williton, and very able assisted by Martin Hope himself, we are getting back on line and hope in the coming weeks to have caught up both with news and the picture galleries.
If anyone has any specific pictures taken of events, or other happenings at Williton during the past three years then Martin would be pleased to hear from you. Please send anything to firstname.lastname@example.org and for photographs include a caption, the date it was taken and your name.
Acting Station Master
8th March 2016
Spring Steam Gala 10-13 March 2016
Following a successful first weekend the West Somerset Railway will again be commemorating, between 10-13 March 2016, the closure of the Somerset and Dorset Railway in 1966 . Williton has been renamed Evercreech Junction for the Gala and the station cafe/shop will be open during the whole of the gala serving hot and cold drinks, pasties,sausage rolls, sandwiches and souvenirs.
The workshops and Heritage Centre of the Diesel and Electric Preservation Group will be open to visitors (admission by donation). Rod will also have a wide range of model railway locomotives, carriages and equipment for sale in one of the DEPG portacabins.
The West Somerset Restoration’s workshops will be open for visitors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and trade stands will be present. Also on display will be GWR Coach 6705 as the Heritage Carriages Project show progress on the vehicle. In the popular Refreshment Marquee situated in the Yard, pasties and hot and cold drinks will be available.
We hope you can come and join us during the Gala.