L2F Folk Train

Folk fans and musicians are invited to join Lichfield Arts for an evening of music making and fun on Wednesday 29th September 2021, when the L2F 2021 Folk train will entertain passengers on the Cross City Line from Lichfield Trent Valley to Sutton Coldfield.

Participants can join the train at Lichfield Trent Valley or any of the stations between there and Sutton Coldfield. You can join in the playing and singing on the train, or simply sit back and be entertained.

When we arrive at Sutton Coldfield, we will be going to the nearby Three Tuns pub to continue the music session, before travelling back to Lichfield.

The event is absolutely free, other than the cost of your train ticket.

There will be stewards to direct you at Lichfield Trent Valley and Lichfield City. If you are boarding at any of the intermediate stations, then you will find us in the rearmost carriage.

You can also join as at the Three Tuns from approximately 20:15.

Please note that all timings are approximate.

The Three Tuns is Sutton Coldfield’s oldest hostelry. The Earl of Richmond (later King Henry VII), lodged here on his way to Bosworth and Cromwell met with his officers here after the Battle of Worcester.

The pub is reputedly home to the ghost of a young Cavalier drummer boy, who has haunted the cellar since he was murdered in the stocks by Roundhead troops.

Timings are as follows:

Station

Lichfield Trent Valley

Lichfield City

Shenstone

Blake Street

Butlers Lane

Four Oaks

Sutton Coldfield

The Three Tuns

Depart

19:50

19:54

19:59

20:03

20:05

20:08

20:11

About 20:15

Return

23:06

23:02

22:57

22:53

22:51

22:48

22:45

22:35