Features » Rail journey
Posted June 29, 2012 11:21 am by Newsdesk
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The dramatic and moving story of Oswestry’s railway is being enacted by Llanymynech’s LADS drama group.
The outdoor performance, sprawling over Oswestry station’s newly-restored platform and track, shows how intimately intertwined the railway became with daily life, here and across Wales.
Scriptwriter Neil Rhodes blends together big, panoramic stories – the unstoppable army of navvies digging and blasting the railway’s path – with individual tales of heroism. The Oswestry draper who created a rail system that reached into every corner of Wales. The station employee, John Hood, whose testimony before parliament cost him his job, but ended abusive practices by railway companies.
These are interwoven with small, human stories, both funny and touching.
The huge cast, together with musicians, delivers a credible, entertaining performance.
There’s a final chance to catch Making Tracks tonight and tomorrow at Oswestry station at 7pm.
Take warm clothes.