Big crowds flock to see musical train for Queen’s birthday

Southwold and Reydon Corps Band arriving by Abellio Greater Anglia train at Halesworth Train Station

Southwold and Reydon Corps Band arriving by Abellio Greater Anglia train at Halesworth Train Station to mark the Queen's official 90th birthday.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

On a weekend filled with Queen's birthday events, one of the more unique took place on the East Suffolk train line.

A brass band played on a service between Lowestoft and Ipswich yesterday afternoon, performing at each station on its route.

All this week volunteers from the Community Rail Partnership (CRP) have been busy decorating the train stations at Beccles, Lowestoft and Halesworth with red, white and blue bunting in preparation for the arrival of the Southwold and Reydon Corps of Drums.

The biggest crowd came out to see the band at Halesworth where the celebrations kicked off at 1pm with a special tea party.

The museum located inside the former station building, also extended its opening hours to 4pm.


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Big crowds watched the band perform from the platform on the opposite side of the train line.

Before then the band performed at Beccles and Lowestoft.

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