Help us celebrate a century of British Engineering Heritage

Saturday 28th October 2017 from 10:30am

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100yr old train

On Saturday 28th October join us on the Hythe Pier to celebrate 100 years of engineering heritage.

The Pier Train Locomotives were manufactured in 1917 and have been operating on the Pier Railway since it started running back in 1922.

Train Day 2017 is your opportunity to say 'Happy Birthday' to our Pier train locomotives and show your support for the campaign to save the Pier, Train and Ferry.

Guinness World Record

We want you to join us for a day of history and heritage on the famous Hythe Pier and its unique narrow gauge electric railway, recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest one in the world!

We will be taking over the Pier for the day from 10.30am until 4.00pm

The Birthday Celebrations will begin around 11.00am when we will cut the birthday cake and sing a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday with support from the New Forest Brass Band, who will then entertain us with a medley of favourite music.

We will be running the famous train every 15 minutes for the day and invite you to take a ride on this most famous old train down to the end of the pier where we have our Pop Up Cafe open for business with tea, coffee and cakes available.

Blue and White artwork

You can have your picture taken in one of the two locomotives at the end of the pier to provide the perfect record of your visit.

Children will be able to follow the heritage trail along the pier learning about many special events through the last 100 years and there will be a certificate for everyone who takes part.

In the afternoon we will have the Waterside Women's Choir singing again at the entrance to the pier.

There is a super prize raffle and of course you can always take a ferry ride across to Town Quay as part of your visit to Historic Hythe Pier.

Access to the pier will be by special pier toll tickets available on the day.

Adults £2, Children are free.

So if you are looking for something different to do on the 28th October then why not share in a little piece of history and join us to celebrate 100 years of British Engineering and help save Hythe Pier in the process.

Organised by Hythe Pier Heritage Association with support from Blue Funnel Ferries Ltd