Platinum Jubilee

6th June 2022

Bunting, cakes, cucumber sandwiches, cream teas, seemingly never-ending ways to wear a Union Jack, events huge and small, a general groundswell of good-natured celebrating - and a 93yo monarch in a skit with Paddington Bear! - all made for a fantastic weekend of festivities and rejoicing.

Of course, we dressed our stations and platforms at Paignton and Kingswear, plus both locomotives too. The weather wasn't kind on occasion but everyone involved here along with our passengers thoroughly enjoyed it all. Lots of local events to accompany the grand national ones and we reckon we can safely say that a good time was had by all!!

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  • Great!! - We all had such a fantastic day out. From the wonderful, helpful and friendly staff at Paignton to the quick and easy ferry crossing and the brilliant steamboat trip. Our captain on the steamboat was just amazing, so funny and full of brilliant facts and local knowledge.
  • Nostalgic - We included a cruise on our trip and spent an hour on the paddlesteamer (the captain pointing out some interesting features and telling a few stories along the way). This was a very enjoyable day and worth every penny.
  • A big thumbs up... - A great time was had by all. The staff were really friendly and great at explaining. We took the steam train then hopped onto the boat where we spent some time in Dartmouth. It's a lovely touch that even the dog gets a ticket. The views from the steam train were so pretty the train and boat were both very clean and comfortable. A big thumbs up from us!

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