On Saturday 25th May we are having a ‘Pendennis Castle’ day at Didcot Railway Centre to kick off the fundraising efforts to complete the locomotive’s restoration. This coincides with the first day of our Push and Pull Weekend.
We will be gathering together people who have direct or family connections to the locomotive either in service or preservation at Didcot Railway Centre. Among others we have confirmed the attendance of her last fireman in BR service and veteran of the famous 9 May 1964 run, Doug Godden, Lady Judy McAlpine, and members of Mike Higson’s family. Mike Higson, publisher and bookshop owner, was the original owner of ‘Pendennis Castle’ after she was withdrawn from BR service in 1964. He sold the locomotive to Hon John Gretton and Sir William McAlpine in 1966.
Why not come along and join in the fun?