• Event: Camping Coaches – Mike Fenton (Illustrated Talk)

    Camping coaches were offered by many railway companies as accommodation for holiday makers in rural or coastal areas. The coaches were old passenger vehicles no longer suitable for use in trains, which were converted to provide basic sleeping and living space at static locations.

    Railway historian and published author, Mike Fenton, has undertaken much research into the subject and will be telling us about their history and operation.

    The photo shows an ex-GWR Travelling Post Office carriage now used as a camping coach at St Germans, Cornwall -- 8 August 2007 (Geof Sheppard [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

    All are welcome.
    See you there!

    SWRS members please note that the discretionary parking arrangements at The Manor have now been restored. Please contact a Committee member for details (The website will be updated with further information in due course.)

    Please see website (swrs.co.uk) for location and further information, including parking charges at the station car park.
    Remember that The Manor is easy to reach by train or bus, and is but a short walk from the town centre car parks.