Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

September 30th 2015

Step back in time with Charles Dickens at Tan y Bwlch

Gerald Dickens
As part of our Victorian Weekend event October 9-11 we are proud to announce Mr Dickens will be with us for the first time performing ‘A Child’s Journey with Dickens’ and ‘The Signalman’ on the Friday evening (October 9) at Tan y Bwlch station.

Charles Dickens is well known for his ghost stories but ‘The Signalman’ is the most atmospheric of them all.  He wrote it just a year after being involved in the horrific Staplehurst rail disaster, which resulted in the deaths of 10 fellow passengers and left countless wounded.  Lucky to survive, Charles Dickens tended to the injured and dying and the terrible sights and sounds of that day haunted him for the rest of his life. Perhaps his experiences on that dreadful afternoon are the reason that this short story is so compelling -the signal box, the tunnel, even the telegraph wires seem to haunt him at every turn.

Charles Dickens is a stalwart of Victorian Britain and we are very proud to welcome Gerald to our own 19th Century event!

Refreshments available from station licensed café during interval. Special vintage train available on the day from Harbour Station to Tan y Bwlch at 19:15. Return journey. Arrives back in Porthmadog at 22:55.

Adults £22.
Children £14.

Information and tickets contact Booking Office: 01766 516024. For more Victorian Weekend information see this page.

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