October 6th, 2017

Latest exhibition at “The Penny Salon” gallery

The Penny Salon micro-gallery at Ongar station is pleased to present it’s latest exhibition, a selection of long-time steam photographer, Geoff Silcock’s own personal favourite subjects that he has taken since 1961 entitled “Steam in the Frame – The Eastern Counties from 1961…” The exhibition opens on 7th October and runs until the end of October. The Gallery is open on all Epping Ongar Railway operating days.

Steam in the Frame exhibition

Steam in the Frame exhibition at the Penny Salon Gallery by Geoff Silcock

Bygone Essex success

The presentation was delayed by the runaway success of the previous presentation of “Bygone Essex – Reg Batten 1914 – 2014 …  An Appreciation”, which at the end of its extended tenure at The Penny Salon until 1st October, had been seen by in excess of 1400 visitors to the Epping Ongar Railway. It received several hundred appreciative comments in the visitors book there. As well as from Essex and the surrounding counties, the Panny Salon has welcomed visitors recently from as far afield as far as the U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Korea, and several European countries.


The many visitors to the Penny Salon are assured that they can now also follow its progress on “The Penny Salon” website, and that they will be the first to hear of the further adventures of Reg and his brother Harry on their 1930s racing tandem to Essex and maybe further afield, in our next presentations into the future, as well  the bygone River Thames scene and Reg’s railway views from the 1930s/ 40s & 50s. along with the pre and post WWII farming scene.