E Nesbit’s story is a childhood favourite of mine.
The 1970 film starring Dinah Sheridan, Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins just cemented my love for all things ‘Railway Children’. At the time I had no idea about where the film was made but then I moved to West Yorkshire and realised that I lived very near to the locations used. Oakworth Station, Haworth and the KWVR (Keighley & Worth Valley Railway) are only a short drive from home. This early influence has stayed with me and railways remain a fascination, inspiring my range of gifts for the Paperbird Bradford Souvenirs Project. Steam trains run regularly on our nearby heritage line, KWVR and in April 2017 we were blessed with a visit from the famous Flying Scotsman. Grace & I went to Oakworth to see her fly by, on the Railway Children Walk.