The Railway Children Influence

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.

Grace & Debbie waiting for Flying Scotsman at Oakworth (2)
Grace & I wait for the Scotsman at Oakworth
The Scotsman heads up Keighley Bank on the KWVR.jpg 2
The Scotsman raising steam to head up Keighley Bank
Debbie, school fete fancy dress, the railway children (3)
In my Railway Children fancy dress at a school fete c1971
Paperbird, Bradford souvenirs, Bradford tote bag, bradford magnets (2)
Railway totems for Paperbird Bradford Souvenirs 
The Railway Children theatre show live at King's Cross
Grace & I went to the theatre production of the Railway Children at King’s Cross, London. Later I won a signed poster!



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