2010 Music Trains get off to a great start ….

Posted on April 22nd, 2010, by The Chairman

Yesterday evening saw the first of this year’s series of Mid-Cheshire Music Trains.

Over 60 people from Chester and stations along the line caught the 1907 train from Chester to Plumley. Playing for us were The Time Bandits, Roy Clinging and Neil Brookes with Nick Mitchell and Friends, all part of the Chester Folk Festival.

Here we are on the way to Plumley and the adjacent Golden Pheasant pub.

Already there were a number of people who’d arrived from the Manchester direction on the 1817 from Piccadilly.

The pub had arranged chairs in a large corner for the musicians and as soon as drinks were sorted it was straight into more playing and singing. The instrument playing was superb, and what we were told were Northumbrian Pipes (in the picture at the back on the right hand side) – special.

You can see the J W Lees Bitter and sandwiches were going down a treat!

Those bound in the Manchester direction left to catch the on time 2143, whilst play continued until time to leave for the on time 2203 to Chester.

And the musicians played all the way back ….

Next train – Wednesday 19 May, again to Plumley on the 1907 from Chester. We’ll definitely be going again! For details about the whole series, click here.

Come and join us!

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