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Lavender Line Preservation Society

East Sussex's best kept secret

here for the official Lavender Line Preservation Society Web Site.

The Lavender Line is part of the former Lewes , Barcombe , Isfield to Uckfield railway opened on October 18th 1858. Between 1859 and 1922 the line was operated by the London , Brighton and South Coast Railway and passed into the ownership of the Southern Railway in 1923. In 1948 it became part of the nationalised British Railways Southern Region .

In its heyday, the line saw extensive use by local, London, Tunbridge Wells and Dover services. However due to a combination of factors including the Beeching cuts and unsafe bridges on the approach to Lewes, the line was closed on 22nd February 1969

Isfield station has been restored to early Southern Railways colours and looks very much as it would have done in the 1920's and 30's.

Why are we called the Lavender Line? This is because the coal merchant who operated from Isfield station were A.E.Lavender and sons from Ringmer .

The Lavender Line is a working railway museum, with Cinders Buffet located in the former station booking hall providing nourishment to our visitors.

We hold childrens parties , wine and dine trains, private functions, footpalte experience and much more.

Opening times:
We are open most Sundays throughout the year and Saturdays in June, July, August and December.
In August we are also open on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For further details please ring 0891-800-645


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