Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Show

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Location of the showground showing the wider embankment to accommodate the siding

The 1896 Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Show was held at the Old Regatta Ground, about a mile and a half north of Bridgnorth on 1 - 3 July.

At a meeting of the show committee in January, opinions were expressed that a railway siding was essential to the success of the show. The cost would be £250, with the GWRGreat Western Railway willing to accept a contribution of half that amount from the show committee. The siding would allow the simultaneous unloading of 20 horse boxes, 20 wagons and one traction engine[1]

See also

Private sidings connected to the Severn Valley Railway


  1. Bridgnorth Journal and South Shropshire Advertiser. - Saturday 25 January 1896 on the British Newspaper Archive