Enjoy a Marvellous Day Out in Plumley on the Mid Cheshire Line
In our Marvellous Days Out booklet, John Hulme says:
In 1998, I moved my business to Plumley Station House which was a school boy’s dream.
I was also honoured to invite, Ian Moss. my school teacher of over 50 years ago to open the building.
He probably taught me more about railways and canals than physics but the station opening was only the start of the story.
From here, with Bob Mitchell whose memorabilia is featured in our 40 page full colour booklet, we brought to life the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition.
Travel along the Mid Cheshire Line and the other lines in Cheshire and you will see many totems proclaiming the work of Cheshire’s volunteers in the community. They are our unsung heroes.
Although, I retired as Station Master at Plumley 12 years ago and sold the family silver, I am very proud to be still President of Cheshire Best Kept Stations.
Cheshire is the only county to have its own Best Kept Station Competition.
If you travel to the station to enjoy the Plumley Rail Trail in the “Rail Walks in Knutsford and surrounding villages” booklet, I am sure you will be tempted to visit The Golden Pheasant.
This 200-year-old village inn and hotel, following a huge makeover in 2016, offers award winning cask ales and excellent home cooked food.
From April through to October, The Golden Pheasant is a monthly destination of our very successful Mid Cheshire Line Music Trains.
Check out our website for more details.
The train usually leaves Chester just after 7pm and returns from Plumley just after 10pm.
There is music on the train, music at the pub and music on the return journey.
Music includes jazz, string quartets, bluegrass, Americana, folk and pop. If you wish to eat at the Golden Pheasant that is another option.
Don’t be disappointed if you live at the Altrincham end of the Line. We also have regular music trains from Altrincham to Alexander’s in Chester.
Ian Moss, Past President of The Railway and Canal Historical Society says:
“When I taught John and Bob at school in the 1960s, little did I know where this story would end.
I give all full marks for what has been achieved.”