An e mail rfecived yesterday from someone in California who is a fan of Father Brown. He wrote to ask for confirmantion that Winchcombe Station was used in the filming. He worked it out because he noted the loco details and went to our "excellent" website to check
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Philip Young our Recruitment Director together with Ann and John Broomfield are on Radio Winchcombe today at 10:30 with Phill Bird on his 'something a little bit Canarian' show. They will be talking about volunteering on the Railway and the Recruitment Fair.
If you miss the show today it will be repeated Sunday at 8pm and can be heard on listen again at a time of your choosing in the next week via http://www.radiowinchcombe.co.uk .
It is very difficult to give the exact number of visitors last year - group numbers vary amongst other things - but the best number I can come up with is 83,500. This is less than 2013 by a few percentage points but is still a brilliant total. In 2013 (when we were over 20% up on the previous best year), we benefitted from enthusiasts and local people coming back to see the newly re-opened line, we also ran during the February half term, and we had a 4 day steam gala rather than 3 in 2014. You will also no doubt remember the appalling weather we experienced in the spring that reduced numbers at the Wartime event and the Steam gala. Please also bear in mind if you compare our figures with other railways, some of them record the number of single trips whereas I am referring to the total number of visitors.