Join us in the village hall from 7.30-8.30pm for a talk led by Helen Ashby OBE, Chair of the Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum, about the incredible journey of ‘Da train fo Bo’. Sierra Leone is a former British Colony, which is famous for its long history in the slave trade, high quality diamonds, an eleven year civil war in living memory and a recent Ebola epidemic.
However, it is a beautiful country, rich in both agricultural and mineral resources with wonderful scenery, beautiful beaches and a fascinating heritage.
Its railway museum is the best in Africa and itself has a rich history. Discover how the incredible collection of British built trains survived 40 years hidden in a derelict railway workshop and became an engine for the country’s regrowth.
Your ticket includes a complimentary free drink on arrival and bar snacks can be purchased on the evening.
Your ticket also includes a ride on our narrow gauge railway courtesy of our friends at The Old Kiln Light Railway. Please meet at the Reeds Road Station (near the car park) on arrival. The train will depart at 7.30pm promptly
Doors open at 7.15pm.