GOES RETRO – 7029 CLUN CASTLE RETURNS HOME
AUGUST 24th 2019
Clun Castle returns to its final home in British
Visit the fabulous trip back in time – ‘Gloucester
Goes Retro’ festival
Full silver-service dining and Vintage Trains
Gourmet hampers available
Gloucester’s unique ‘blast from the
past’ retro festival returns in 2019, Vintage Trains will add its own steam
powered nostalgia with a trip to Gloucester hauled by 7029 Clun Castle from the
The event takes place on Saturday 24th
August as part of the Gloucester Summer of Music, Arts and Culture, which runs
from July through August. For the day, the Gate Streets of the City are taken
back in time featuring vintage-inspired entertainment and classic relics from
bygone eras including over 400 vintage and classic cars, a music stage,
fashions from all ages – visitors are encouraged to come in period clothing -
there’s something for everyone. Even the original cast members from ‘Allo Allo’
will be on the streets – say hello to Herr Flick, Yvette, Helga, Gruber and
Officer Crabtree. World Wars One and Two will feature in displays, Rock and
Rollers will be on the streets, American gangsters and even Star Wars Stormtroopers
will catch your eye.
This will also be a homecoming for Clun Castle
as Gloucester Horton Road engine shed was Clun’s final home in BR days before
withdrawal and subsequent purchase/move to Tyseley. Clun will be on display to all festival visitors
at the station during her short stay in the city.
‘The Gloucester Retro’ will start from Solihull,
picking up at Dorridge, Warwick Parkway and Banbury before heading through
Oxford, Wiltshire and into the Cotswolds on a picturesque tour towards
Gloucester. Arriving in the heart of the City, our travelers will have several
hours to explore the delights of the retro festival before departure for home,
returning via the same route.
following travel choices are available:
First Class Dining at £219 per person will include a full English breakfast
on the outward journey and a 4-course dinner, silver-served at the table on
return. Seating is offered at tables of 4, or for a supplement of £20 per
person, tables for 2.
Club Class travel at £139 per person includes a light breakfast
including a bacon roll outward and a gourmet picnic hamper with afternoon tea
on the return.
Standard Class tickets are £89 per person. Seating is at tables of 4
only in standard class.
A buffet car selling tea/coffee, snacks, wine and beers will be
available throughout the journey.
Full details with
booking information are available at www.VintageTrains.co.uk
Further information on Gloucester Goes
Retro is available at: www.gloucestergoesretro.com