Peter who has been a volunteer for 46 years at The Severn Valley Railway gave an absolutely fascinating talk about the history of one of the UK’s premier heritage steam railways. The talk was filled with wonderful photographs of the various stages of development of The Severn Valley Railway from its humble beginnings in a pub in Kidderminster in 1965 when about 50 local enthusiasts aimed to revive the steam railway which closed to passengers in 1963. Peter took us through the fascinating journey from raising initial funds of £110,000 to purchasing and developing all the various stations, to the position it is in today with stations at Kidderminster, Bewdley, Arley, Highley, Hampton Loade and Bridgnorth. Peter was able to give us the highs and lows that he has seen whilst working as a ticket inspector, guard and trainer as well as duty officer in total charge of the railway. Peter is a wonderful speaker and brought to life the magic of the steam engine.