Dragons and heroes to call at Stone station for St George’s Day – Tuesday 23 April

Dragons, knights, princesses and their families are invited to a special St George’s Day celebration at Stone Railway station.

Writer and storyteller, Dave Tonge, will be telling mesmerising tales of heroes gone by, with an interactive performance at the station’s community centre on Tuesday 23 April.

‘Forward to the Past’ is being hosted by North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and London Northwestern Railway.

For local heroes and their families who want to make their way to the event in style, the London Northwestern Railway Dragon Express will be departing from Crewe at 1402 (1411 from Alsager, 1415 from Kidsgrove, 1428 from Stoke-on-Trent). There will be special entertainment and storytelling for passengers on board.

The main event will then commence from 1500 and run until 1630 at Stone Station Community Centre.

Claire Sandys, from North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership, said: “St George’s Day is a fantastic opportunity for storytelling and we are lucky enough to be able to host nationally acclaimed story teller, Dave Tonge, in the beautiful listed building at Stone Station. Here be dragons!”

Vicky Cropper, head of stakeholder and community for London Northwestern Railway, said: “The Dragon Express will be the perfect start to an afternoon of exciting performances, ideal for families of all ages. The more dragons, knights and princesses we can get to join us, the better! North Staffs CRP have done a great job in bringing the spirit of St George’s Day to Stone, and we are looking forward to an afternoon of exciting storytelling at the station.”

Refreshments will be provided at Stone Station Community Centre during the event. Adult tickets are £5 and children can attend for free (normal train ticket prices apply).

To register for the event and for more information go to Event Brite (search for Forward to the Past). 

To check train times, ticket prices and to plan your journey, go to www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk