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The Strawberry Line

The Cheddar Valley Line was built in 1869 to connect the West Country’s strawberry fields to the rest of the UK. Running from Yatton through to Wells, it soon became known as The Strawberry Line because of the cargo the trains carried. The line closed to passengers in 1963 and …

Portillo on the Strawberry Line: BBC2, 19th Jan, 6.30pm

As part of the ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ series on BBC2, Michael Portillo is on the¬†Yatton to Weston-super-Mare section of the Great Western Railway on Tuesday 19th Jan at 6.30pm (and now on BBC iPlayer). According to the BBC website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qbnd5), he samples the local strawberries and visits Weston pier, …