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Purbeck Railway Circle March Meeting

Our next meeting is on Friday 13th March, when Ken Mumford will deliver a PowerPoint presentation on The Devon Belle.

The Devon Belle (an all-Pullman S.R. train) ran from June 1947 to September 1954 between London Waterloo, Ilfracombe and Plymouth. Various dates, times plus ideas were tried through the years to make it a success but in the end it died a natural death. Was it too soon after WW2?

Illustration: Ken Mumford collection

The Purbeck Railway Circle provides support for the Swanage Railway Trust and the Swanage Railway. Our main focus is the presentation of railway-oriented talks, slide and film shows. Our meetings include an "update" on the latest happenings on the Swanage Railway.

The Circle meets in Harmans Cross Village Hall, Haycrafts Lane, Harmans Cross at 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Tea/coffee/biscuits and a Railway orientated raffle will be provided as usual


For further information regarding this presentation and/or the PRC please contact the PRC Chairman at:

e-mail: or visit our website:


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