Friday Bench: Midsomer Norton

Last weekend I visited Midsomer Norton station where my husband is involved in the restoration of the site into a heritage railway. Over the past few weekends, they’ve been running the first regular passenger service since the 1960s.

I visit very infrequently and was amazed at the transformation over the past few months. There’s a very smart signal box, an almost complete greenhouse (Midsomer Norton was famous for its station gardens), a museum, a WWII pillbox complete with display, a shop and most importantly a cafe with scrummy homemade cake.

This bench overlooks the line on the way up to the WWII pillbox.