Fawley in the Media
Majesty magazine's November issue featured The Princess Royal's visit to Fawley on 18 September to present the NTT awards. She was clearly impressed with the achievements of the awards winners, to judge by the photo taken by Fawley member Helen Heard. Above right, Fawley diesel driver David Biggin was one of the drivers of our Royal Train.
Our thanks to Majesty Magazine for allowing us to reproduce parts of their pages. https:/majestymagazine.com
New Guide Book
This year a new Guide Book has been published, which would make a great souvenir of your visit to Fawley. This 44-page booklet, packed with photographs, covers the history of the railway, the locomotives and rolling stock, the collection, the buildings, and of course a section about our founder, Sir William McAlpine. The cost is only £5, plus p&p. If you would like to order a copy, please get in touch via our Contacts form at the bottom of the page.
A New Video for Fawley
We were delighted to welcome TV presenter and antiques expert Charlie Ross to Fawley recently. Charlie is well known for his appearances on BBC's Bargain Hunt.
Charlie's visit wasn't solely to view the magnificent collection as he will be narrating the new Fawley video that is being produced by Peter Middleton's Video 125 company.
Peter has been producing high quality videos of railways around the world since 1988 and he is currently working with the Fawley volunteers to produce a video of the museum and railway. Filming has been ongoing throughout the 2022 running season and we are eagerly awaiting the finished result around the end of the year.
All aboard for Ironhenge!
Fawley Hill Railway was the subject of a 6-page spread by Marcus Binney in the 29 January edition of Country Life magazine. The article can be viewed online at the Country Life archive at www.countrylife.co.uk/archive The following week saw a second article by Marcus Binney about Fawley Hill, the home of Lady McAlpine.
Marcus clearly enjoyed his visit to Fawley but, then, who wouldn't?
Fawley Hill Museum has recently been featured in the television documentary series, The Architecture The Railways Built, presented by Tim Dunn. The programme, the fourth episode in the third series, was originally transmitted on Yesterday Channel on 4th October 2021 and has been repeated several times in 2022. If you missed it, it can be viewed on-line on UKTV Play.
Fawley Flyers at The Great Model Railway Challenge
Tim Dunn enjoying the Fawley Experience
In addition, Fawley Hill Museum has played host to various other television and film companies over the years. In 2017 and 2018, it hosted Channel 5’s The Great Model Railway Challenge with presenters Tim Shaw and James Richardson and judges Steve Flint and Kathy Millatt.
The programme is reported to have had an audience of 1.2 million viewers; not bad for a hobby programme.