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Reopened by enthusiasts in 1976, it is now the longest heritage railway in Britain. Another victim was the Severn Valley Railway, which is now a heritage line. Its Bradley Manor station appeared in the 2005 movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, while Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire was where 1970’s The Railway Children was filmed. The line now has steam trains and Railway Children events. com. ENGLAND & WALES IN DEPTH Previously, every region had a slightly different time, based on the local sunrise and sunset.
Work started in 1922 on the Stadium of the British Empire Exhibition, which was to take place in 1924, but the first event at what was to be called simply Wembley Stadium was the 1923 Football Association Cup—or FA Cup—between West Ham and Bolton. It was dubbed the White Horse Cup Final when police on horses had to control the 200,000-plus spectators who had forced their way into the stadium, which had a capacity of 127,000. Bolton won 2–0 and the FA Cup was held there every year until 2000, when the stadium was demolished and a new one built.
23 ENGLAND & WALES IN DEPTH The Making of England & Wales 2 24 Sports and theatres were high on Charles’s agenda. He had a house built in Newmarket (p. 505) so he could live there during the racing season, as did his most famous mistress, the actress Nell Gwynne. He was also patron of two theatre companies, and Restoration comedy became known for its bawdy plots and use of satire, poking fun at political figures and topical events. William Wycherley’s 1675 play The Country Wife is often performed today.