Colonel Stephens Weekend - Bere Ferrers 2008

The 'Colonel Stephens Society' held their Members Weekend at the 'Tamar Belle Heritage Centre' at Bere Ferrers Station in Devon on the weekend of the 16,17,18th of May 2008.

 

The weekend started with a film show in the Village Hall put on by SWFATA (South West Film and Television Archive). The film included previously unseen footage of the Callington branch, one of the many railways the 'The Colonel' was involved with.

 

On Saturday morning members had to chance to look round the site including the visitors centre and to operate the signal box. The AGM took place in the groups club coach of LNER Gresley design and 1926 vintage.

 

After a buffet lunch members had time for a quick 'play' before setting out by train for Gunnislake where they inspected the garden railway of Artist Ian Pethers followed by a bus tour of the old line from Callington (Kelly Bray) to Gunnislake (Drakewalls) where the more energetic were led on a walk down the the old ECMR incline