Appleford in the 1950s
Appleford Halt in the 1950s
Courtesy of the Great Western Trust
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Tickets were bought from the Post Office
Courtesy of the Great Western Trust


Saturday 15th June 12:00noon - 4:00pm

The celebrations at Appleford will be mainly based at the recreation field, with a grand summer fête. There will also be displays on the station platforms all day.

There will be:

On the station platforms – all day

  • Decorations and floral displays
  • New information boards with walks and local destinations of interest
  • GWR 175th anniversary history banners
  • Direction signs to the day’s main activities on the nearby recreation field

On the recreation field – 12:00noon to 4:00pm

Summer fête and family fun day with entertainments including:
  • Food and drink stalls, teas, cakes, barbeque, curry, and a beer tent for Dad
  • Live music and Morris Dancing
  • Model building display by Pendon Museum - try your hand
  • GWR display
  • Steam traction engine display - big and small engines
  • Local crafts display
  • Dog show
  • Archery
  • Children’s local nature workshop
  • Merry go Round and Bouncy Castle
  • Didcot Fire Brigade - fire tender and 4x4 rescue vehicle - climb aboard and meet the firefghters
  • Community Police display - the people who keep us safe!
  • Raffle with lots of prizes including rail tickets to anywhere on the GWR network

Further information

Contact us for more information, or to find out how you can get involved

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Members of the public are reminded that the line through Appleford Station itself is very busy with fast trains passing throughout the day, so sensible care must be taken at all times to ensure one's own safety and that of others. Caution should be exercised by anyone visiting the station as it is only accessible from the road overbridge and there is no footpath.
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Appleford Station is not suitable for wheelchair users as access onto each of the station platforms is by means of a steep flight of steps leading down from the main road.