90 This Year – The RH&DR

The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) celebrates 90 years of operation this year.

This year also marks another celebration – 70 years to the day,(March 21st 1947) that popular comedy duo – Laurel and Hardy reopened the line which had not been fully operational (for the public) during the Second World War. A two page spread, with over half a dozen photos, can be seen in this weeks Kentish Express(March 23rd) – www.kentonline.co.uk/romneymarsh)
There will be special weekend of celebrations on 16th and 17th July. More details on the RH&DR website (go to ‘Links’)
Other celebrities to have visited the RH&DR include the, to be, King George VI in 1926 and in 1957 the Queen and family, with the young Prince Charles ‘having a go’ on the footplate.
Roger Daltry, rock legend from The Who, came along last year to open the new Cafe at Dungeness.

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