May 17

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Bridgnorth Boiler Shop
On May 17 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.
  • 1861 William Bache, a navvy working on the construction of the railway, was convicted of stealing a bundle of clothing from another navvy. He was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment in Shrewsbury gaol with hard labour.[1]
  • 1980 The SVRSevern Valley Railway played host to two railtours on the same day, enabling the Bridgnorth PA to announce "The next service will call at Bewdley, Basingstoke, Winchester, Eastleigh and Southampton. Change at Bewdley for Leeds, Keighley, Haworth and Oxenhope."[2]
  • 1988 The SVRSevern Valley Railway launched a prospectus for a share issue to raise funds for the construction of Bridgnorth Boiler Shop[3].


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See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← May 16 - May 18 →


  1. Shrewsbury Chronicle - Friday 17 May 1861, on the British Newspaper Archive
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 56
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 88