The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust WSRHT

Peter Barnfield

Posted on August 30, 2018

Chris Austin writes about the passing of Peter Barnfield:

“Founding member of the Blue Anchor Railway Museum, Peter Barnfield, passed away on 15 August after a long illness.  Peter and Ginny were pioneers with Pete Treharne in setting up the museum, which remains very much as he designed it. For many years Peter produced fantastic artwork for posters and leaflets for the WSR using the “better by miles” strapline.  As well as the timetable leaflet each year, he also designed printing plates for the Dunster ticket printing machine.”

“Peter, Ginny and I were members of the Bristol Railway Circle in the 1960s, and the picture is of both of them (on the right) on a brake van trip on the Thornbury branch in 1964.”

“With his photographs, black and white drawings, paintings and books of the railway in South Wales and the West Country, he has left a fantastic legacy which we can continue to enjoy.”


The occasion was a visit by the Bristol Railway Circle to the Thornbury Branch around 1964.  Peter is on the right hand side and Ginny next to him.  The branch was very busy then carrying steel and cement for the construction of the Severn Bridge.