Viaduct on the Dartmoor scene
Courtesy of Pendon Museum

Pendon Parva Junction on the Vale scene
Courtesy of Pendon Museum

Madderport Station on the Madder Valley layout
Courtesy of Pendon Museum

Pendon Museum


Saturday 15th June 11:00am - 4:00pm

The world famous Pendon Museum in Long Wittenham was open on both days during the anniversary weekend. The special 175 bus service (Saturday only) stopped on the main road in Long Wittenham outside the Plough Inn, from where it is a pleasant level walk down the lane to the museum.

For those feeling energetic, there is a walk through the fields which will take you to Appleford, where you could visit the family fête being held on the recreation ground. The Pendon Museum was in attendance with a model building display at which you could learn from the experts and even try your hand.

Sunday 16th June 11:00am - 4:00pm

Not only were you able to enjoy all that Pendon has to offer, but John Ahern’s famous and pioneering Madder Valley layout was in operation. This layout dates from the 1930s and is an historical relic of the early days of scenic railway modelling, pioneering the idea of scenic craftsmanship. It showed others what could be done and many model light railway and branch line layouts built in the years since are its descendants. Due to its age it is only operated on limited occasions during the year.

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