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About lowdhamstation

I am a director of a small (and very technical) business, a committed Christian, a Reader (and preacher) in my local village church, husband to my dear Frances, am interested in heritage railways, and heritage fire engines. I currently run a group that displays wartime and early post-war fire engines at 1940s re-enacting events and steam engine rallies. O yes, and vintage cars and motorbikes, and we live in a Victorian railway station.

Photos from Black Country Living Museum

” ngg_triggers_display=”never” is_ecommerce_enabled=”1″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   We are now all safely back home, and back into the 21st Century, after a superb weekend. For us, it was a first time, as we are normally at Woodhall Spa this … Continue reading

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Photos from the Severn Valley Railway

We have been sent some magnificent photos from a professional photographer, Phil Lea, who was with us on the second weekend. In case you missed the previous post, we are very grateful to Mr Matthews for shooting this video. 

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Air Raid at Severn Valley Railway

We are back from a superb couple of weekends at the Severn Valley Railway, where we ran an air raid n each of the 4 days, each day getting slightly more spectacular than the last. We are very grateful to … Continue reading

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More photos from Lanc and Tank

I was very kindly sent some lovely photos by Keith Foster of www.Flywheelphotography.net, which he has given permission to use here. Thank you, Keith.

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Lanc, Tank and Military Machines 2017

We have had a lovely weekend at the Lanc, Tank and Military Machines event at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum. On Saturday we did a firefighting display using foam (washing up liquid), and on Monday, we did a joint display with … Continue reading

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Air raid at Quorn Station, 3rd, 4th June 1942 (2017)

The display will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday in Quorn Yard in the space between the Goods Shed and Marquee. Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, LE12 8AG. A lone German bomber attacks a train parked in the siding … Continue reading

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Some very poignant photos from the Blitz

Many thanks to Helen Crowfoot for drawing our attention to these: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3308483

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If you organise a 1940s event, you may like to have a look at our new page, at the bottom of the ‘About Us’ menu, or here: nfs-afs.org.uk/about/info-for-organisers/ I wouldn’t look at the casualty folder of photos just before a meal!

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Foam testing

John and David went down to the farm to try out the foam branches. Armed with a few bottles of Aldi’s finest washing up liquid (about 30p a bottle), we got out the Beresford, connected suction to the test tank, … Continue reading

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Austin K2 for sale

Occasionally we get asked if we know of any WW2 appliances for sale. Today we do. Here is a K2 for sale, with an asking price of £7,000, which we feel is a bit steep. In fact, very steep for … Continue reading

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