Train enthusiast Sean Day-Lewis gives talk to Devonshire Association

PUBLISHED: 17:20 22 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:57 16 June 2010

TRAIN enthusiast Sean Day-Lewis visited the Devonshire Association to give a talk on the glory days of railways in Devon.

TRAIN enthusiast Sean Day-Lewis visited the Devonshire Association to give a talk on the glory days of railways in Devon.

He opened with a painting of the Blue Star locomotive by Peter Lund, who was present. He went on to give a history of events which led to the arrival of tracks in Seaton in the 17th century, to the reduced single track of the Axe Vale line.

Member Maurice Blackburn said: "Mr Day-Lewis, a traditionalist as well as a realist, is nevertheless not greatly enamoured of modern rail.

"In his dry way he radiated wit as well as wisdom and gave his audience much to think about."

The talk on March 10 will be 'Some Remarkable Devon Women' and is open to all. The venue will be at Colyton Memorial Sports Pavillion at 2.30pm.


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