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Talk - History of the Watercress Line

  • Winchester Discovery Centre Jewry Street Winchester, England, SO23 United Kingdom (map)

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

Join us for another fascinating talk by Dr Becky Peacock from Mid-Hants Railway as she explores why the railway became known affectionately as the ‘Watercress Line’?

With Becky you will be able to discover the history of our picturesque railway from its opening in 1865 through to its closure and near extinction in 1973, and re-opening in stages as a heritage railway from 1977. Find out how a rural station has become a preserved railway engineering hub and find out about our connection to watercress.

  • Friday 20 September: 1430-1530

Earlier Event: September 20
Hampshire's Historic Costume Collection
Later Event: September 20
Kingsgate Village Guided Tour