17 MAR 2013

East Kent Railway Centenary Celebrations

The East Kent Railway is a real hidden gem nestled in the heart of our constituency. It's a great place to visit, and I've been able to go along on previous occasions with my kids, who loved their day out!

Today I joined for a very special day celebrating 100 years of the East Kent Railway. Guests were taken by the train and a vintage bus along to Elvington Community Centre, where the Elvington & Eythorne Heritage Centre was formally opened and we had a presentation of the East Kent Railway Steam Project.

Afterwards we enjoyed a miner's banquet, before heading back to the station to look at the St Dunstan and learn more about the EKR history.

The organisers did an amazing job, and I had a fantastic time. In the centenary year I hope that even more people will make the trip to learn about the railways and mining history of our area.

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