143622 Severn Beach 29 April 1993

143622 stands at Severn Beach station on 29 April 1993, prior to working the 18:27 service to Bristol Temple Meads. It had arrived a few minutes earlier with the 17:33 train from Temple Meads. On the right is the Severn Salmon pub, which was formerly the Severn Beach Hotel. This was a reminder that Severn Beach was an unlikely seaside (or at least Severn Estuary side!) resort in the 1920s, attracting daytrippers from nearby Bristol. Unfortunately the hotel was demolished in 2002 to make way for yet more housing estates.