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Model revives memories of old railway station
7:00am Monday 24th September 2012 in News
PENSIONER Alan Sollis enjoyed a journey down memory lane at a model railway exhibition on Saturday.
The 77-year-old from Botley was among the enthusiasts attending the annual exhibition of the Oxford and District Model Railway Club.
As a former member of the club, he was familiar with the model of Oxford’s old Rewley Road station, which was making its final appearance at the exhibition after almost 40 years, but said he still loved it.
He said: “I used to help run the model of the Rewley Road station, which is where I worked when I was a boy. As a lad, I was a messenger on the platform there and then worked as a booking boy. So having seen it working in real life, to run a model of it gives me a real kick.”
Rewley Road station served Oxford for 100 years, from 1851 until 1951. The site is now the Said Business School.
The exhibition was held at the United Reformed Church in Risinghurst.