Archive for the tag 'Severn Valley Railway'

…for spotting steam trains.

It is a lovely place to visit not only do you get a guided tour that explains the history and how the mill works.  There is also opportunity to walk around the mill pools and through the surrounding woodlands which allow views of the mill from different perspectives.
There is also the opportunity [...]

5 Comments CherryPie on Feb 17th 2017

Highley railway station is a station on the Severn Valley Railway heritage line in Shropshire, near the west bank of the River Severn and just under a mile south-east of the village of Highley. Highley is the only staffed single-platform station on the line. Other stops with one platform are unstaffed halts.

Highley station opened to the public on 1 [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 16th 2017

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 10th 2013

Yesterday the weather was glorious, so we took advantage of the sunshine and took a leisurely drive through the Shropshire countryside to Highley Station and Engine house. We arrived just in time for lunch, which we ate sitting on the balcony overlooking the railway track. We timed it just right to watch a [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Aug 27th 2013

From a signboard at Daniels Mill:

In the late 1850s the railway came to the area and the imposing Oldbury Viaduct was built.  Absorbed into the Great Western Railway in the 1870s, the mill owners were one of many small share owners of the original construction company.
The connection has been maintained, and the present miller Alan [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Jun 4th 2012

I invite you to join me at Vision & Verb where I talk about my interesting visits to Daniels Mill and share some of its history.

5 Comments CherryPie on May 27th 2012

Yesterday I visited Daniels Mill which has the largest working waterwheel in England that powers a corn mill.  It is also the third largest within the UK, the largest being Laxey Wheel on the Isle of Man.  Daniels mill is a fascinating place and has been owned by the same family for 250 years.  It [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 1st 2009