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Eardington station on the Severn Valley Railway celebrated its 150th anniversary in style over June 2/3, with a special open weekend to mark the occasion.

The actual anniversary would have been on the Friday as the station opened on June 1, 1868. A nice touch was the delivery of a letter, from a passing train, from Malcolm Broadhurst at Arley on the Saturday morning. Malcolm is a former Kidderminster stationmaster and a valued supporter and advisor to the project to restore Eardington station.

The single platform station is currently the subject of a £34,000 project to repair part of the platform that was partially demolished 34 years ago when it became unsafe. Led by stationmaster Steve Downs, 6000 reclaimed bricks were cleaned and prepared for use in the rebuilding of the platform by the Friends of Eardington Station. Contractors have largely completed the brickwork, and

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