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Falling Sands Viaduct Lights Up the Night

Updated: Oct 10, 2022

Falling Sands Viaduct lit up the night sky to the rhythm of songs and poems written and performed by young people from Kidderminster and District Youth Trust. It all took place at a special illumination event featuring images of the Railway’s construction and the Victorian navvies who toiled to build it.

The Charitable Trust worked over several weeks with the Youth Trust, which provides activities and clubs for young people in the area. The aim was to inspire their creative writing by sharing historical stories, insights, and facts around the 1879 building of the loop line that connects Bewdley to Kidderminster.

The illumination event was part of an educational programme designed to create a wider understanding of the heritage that’s being preserved with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Executive director of the Charitable Trust Shelagh Paterson said: “Despite freezing temperatures, much shivering and foot stamping, the unique event proved an enjoyable one and it was great to see the youngsters’ work come together in such a vibrant way.”

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