ALTHOUGH THE LINE TO KEMBLE closed more than 50 years ago, Tetbury’s railway heritage lives on in the recollections of those who worked and travelled on the branch. The Goods Shed has been given a Heritage Lottery Grant to collect the memories of those still alive who used the line.
Here is a brief history of the Tetbury branch, together with excerpts from our “Track Tales” video retelling the experiences of people who remember working and travelling on it. Come down to the Shed to view the whole video!
Among the stories you will hear are how the Maharajah of Jaipur used the train to bring his polo ponies to Westonbirt for competitions in the 1930s, and what happened when a farmer moved his whole farm from the Scottish borders to Beverston in 1946.
The video was produced by Hyde Media (www.hyde-media.co.uk) and Carol Paton with drone footage supplied by Integrator Drone Services (www.integratordrones.co.uk).