The Kent and East Sussex Railway will stage a display of some 20 classic Austin cars on Saturday 9th October,
with more than 30 vehicles present on Sunday 10th October 2021.
There will be a varied display of members and guests vehicles – some of which have celebrated their
centenary. Models on show will include Austins from Longbridge, Morris’ from Cowley and Ford’s from
Dagenham. Vehicles will be on display all around Tenterden Station, including outside the
Colonel Stephens Railway Museum and the Station Refreshment Rooms at
Tenterden Station, which will be open from 10.00am serving a range of light
Steam trains will be operating from Tenterden to Bodiam at 10:40am and
1:15pm both days, with pre-booking online offering a saving over tickets
purchased on the day.
K&ESR Sales & Marketing Manager Helen Douglas said: “In addition to the
display of wonderful period cars, we’re also inviting our passengers to become
wildlife detectives as they journey down the line, with an on-board eye-spy activity. Children can take home a
certificate and sticker as a reminder of the day. The Colonel Stephens Railway Museum will be open throughout the weekend, with free entry and tells the
story of Colonel Stephens the founder of the Kent & East Sussex Railway and the promoter of light railways
across the country, through a collection of railway memorabilia.’
Bookings can be made via the railway’s website https://kesr.org.uk/timetable
Freedom tickets when booked online in advance are £49.00 for a family of 4. £19.50 for an Adult and £13.50
for Children aged 3-15.
Platform tickets are available from the booking office upon arrival and are £1 per person, travel not included.
Helen said “We are also promoting the other attractions Tenterden has to offer, so passengers can make the most
of their day. There are excellent cafés, restaurants and pubs, the fascinating Tenterden Town Museum between the station and
the High Street, and a delightful children’s playground on the recreation ground at the end of the High Street with
Bodiam Castle is a short walk from Bodiam Station. Presenting a valid train ticket entitles passengers to
discounted entry to Bodiam Castle.