‘Journey Through Steam Roadshow Valuation Day' warming up for 1st October

Alex Farran
August 21, 2023

• Six weeks to go until antique expert Paul Atterbury attends valuation event • Visitors invited to bring Steam & Diesel era railwayana along to be valued • Three valuers and railwayana trade stalls are all set to steam into Lifford Hall

With just six weeks to go, things are warming up for the previously announced ‘Journey Through Steam Roadshow Valuation Day’ on Sunday 1st October 2023. Three valuers including the author, railway historian, and BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Paul Atterbury are all set to attend the special event to value railway memorabilia. The event, organised by Broadway Museum & Art Gallery, in partnership with the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) and GW Railwayana Auctions (GWRA) is to take place at Lifford Hall, Lower Green, Broadway, WR12 7BU between 10am & 3pm. The valuation event is free to attend.

Visitors are invited to bring steam and diesel era memorabilia along to be valued including railwayana such as: locomotive name and works plates, station totems and signage, signalling items, railway posters, paperwork and ephemera, plus any rolling stock or miniature railway related items. In addition to the valuers, a number of railwayana trade stalls will be in attendance offering visitors the opportunity to expand their collections. Refreshments will also be available.

As visitors to Broadway and the local area will know, the hugely popular ‘Journey Through Steam’ exhibition which has been extended until the 12th November 2023, resulted in Broadway Museum and the GWSR winning the 2023 ‘Heritage Railway Interpretation Award’ sponsored by Morton’s Media, publishers of Heritage Railway magazine. The award was presented at the Heritage Railway Association Awards ceremony in Birmingham, on Saturday 11th March 2023.  

Catherine Johnson, GWSR Marketing Manager, commented: “We are delighted at the GWSR to be working again with The Broadway Museum, on this event, but also in conjunction with Paul and GW Railwayana Auctions and a couple of our volunteers. It is a further way of developing GWSR in the local area. It will also give people the opportunity to have their loved memorabilia valued.”

Anona Van Lawick, Museum Director, commented: “We cannot think of a better way to add to the hugely successful exhibition than to offer our community of railway fans the opportunity to have their own loved memorabilia assessed and valued by Paul. These collections are what made

our exhibition possible and with the great lengths GWSR are going to, to grow this Heritage Asset, we are proud to be working with and supporting this important piece of British history.”

If you’re a fan of all things antiques and collecting railwayana in particular, then this is an event not to be missed. For further details about the event, please visit www.gwsr.com.

Visitors to the event will receive a 20% discount voucher for entry to the Broadway Museum & Art Gallery which is valid until the 12th November 2023.