Commemorative stamp to be produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Settle-Carlisle railway being saved

The Westmorland Gazette: Commemorative stamp to be produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Settle-Carlisle railway being saved Commemorative stamp to be produced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Settle-Carlisle railway being saved

TO mark the 25th anniversary of the Settle to Carlisle railway being saved from closure, a special commemorative stamp is being produced.

The special First Day Cover has been suggested by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line, and is being produced by Adrian Bradbury of British First Day Covers.

The line was proposed for closure by British Rail in 1983, and a six year campaign was fought. Transport Minister Michael Portillo announced it would stay open on April 11 1989.

Special train, walks, talks and other celebratory events are being planned to mark the 25 years.

Vice president of the Friends of the Carlisle-Settle Line, Pete Shaw, said: “This attractive and colourful First Day Cover will make an excellent souvenir to mark 25 years of the Settle-Carlisle route being saved from closure.”

The cover will be available from April 11 from the website www.foscl.org.uk or www.bfdc.co.uk.

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10:12pm Mon 24 Mar 14

norvic says...

Readers should not mislead themselves into thinking that they can buy this ' a special commemorative stamp' at their local post office as Royal Mail is not issuing a ' a special commemorative stamp'. The stamps are part of a sheet which is produced by Royal Mail for Bradbury, and is not available from POs or from Royal Mail.
Readers should not mislead themselves into thinking that they can buy this ' a special commemorative stamp' at their local post office as Royal Mail is not issuing a ' a special commemorative stamp'. The stamps are part of a sheet which is produced by Royal Mail for Bradbury, and is not available from POs or from Royal Mail. norvic
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