Launay's Restaurant & Bar, Edwinstowe
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Thursday 8th November
Monday 3rd December
Thursday 6th December

£25 per person

Arrive 7:00pm for 7:30pm

It is a cold and foggy Friday morning in late Autumn, 1938 that you make your way to platform 1b of Little Beeching railway station. Some of you have arrived there in order to work, others in order to catch the 8.30 Exeter to London Express, and others, well……for less obvious and possibly more sinister reasons.

As the train approaches, it is very difficult to make out anyone on the platform, or infact anything else occurring at the station, as the grey mist swirls around you. Then, suddenly, from out of the dense foggy haze, the sound of a womans scream pierces the air…

That was now 8 hours ago and you are still all at the station awaiting not the arrival of any express train, but the arrival of Inspector Rod Coupling. The body of a woman, established to be that of Miss Faye Tality, a parlour maid at Beeching Hall, was found on the track towards the northerly end of the station. It appeared that she had been hit over the head and possibly pushed off the platform into the path of the oncoming 8.30 express train.

Whatever can be detaining the inspector for this length of time?

To keep everyone's spirits up, food will be provided from the dining car – a mixture of first class and creative ration food:


Potato & parsley soup

Toasted boomer, cheddar cheese

Deep fried Spam

Soft boiled egg, home made brown sauce

Tinned mackerel rillette

Preserved lemon, cucumber. Soda bread


Braised beef & onions

Creamed mash, cider braised savoy cabbage

“Cod n Chips”

Salted cod, hand cut chips, salt & vinegar batter scraps, peas

Lord Woolton pie (V)

Root vegetables, puff pastry pot pie, mushroom sauce, buttered new potatoes


Vanilla & cinnamon rice pudding

Orange compote

Spotted dick

Thick custard

Chocolate & condensed milk tart

Candied pecans