On Saturday Lisa from Candee Photography, Jacob, Richard, Papa Mew and I headed to Tysley Locomotive Depot to start a 2 day photo shoot for a 2013 calendar! Having done my research on the period of the trains, we matched 1940’s and 1950’s outfits according to the engine and had a tiring but very successful shoot. On Sunday we spent all day at the beautiful and very well kept Ansley Station on the Severn Valley Railway line. It was wonderfully quiet and I got to try my hand in the signal box, hand a token up to the engine driver and pose on the platform with the Station Master.
Everyone was so accomodating, it was a real privilege!
If anyone goes, head to the other opposite side where the beuatiful gardens are and take a look at the original Ministry of Food WWII milk pail near the bridge! Im excited about the most rediculous things!
On the Saturday I got to debut a new corset costume made for me by Gaynor of The Garrison, sho has created the most amazing ATS corset costume out of original uniform pieces. Sabre Sales provided the insignia and the whole outfit went splendidly with the Shakespeare Express Steam Train!
Many thanks to Neil Howard and the team for a great weekend.