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Poisons For Medicine - Talk with Day Rover & Cream Teas in the Train Restaurant:

Poisons For Medicine - Victorian Pharmacists and Quack Doctors: an entertaining talk given by Graham of Sun Jester. A darkly humorous look at medicine in the 19th Century - the reign of Queen Victoria saw the development of chemical medicine, from medieval alchemy to modern pharmacy. Chemists lent their ingenuity to provide anything their customers wanted. Some made fortunes, some made disastrous mistakes! (Talk not suitable for young children.)

Our combined Day Rover Ticket and Cream Teas in a box served on the 16.00 departure from Chinnor followed by an entertaining talk in the station marquee on Poisons For Medicine - Victorian Pharmacists and Quack Doctors, could be the perfect opportunity for a relaxing half-day out on 01 September 2024! 

You can travel on all Red Timetable train services throughout the day (or on as many as you choose!) and then enjoy a traditional Mini Cream Tea in a box served at your reserved seats in the Train Restaurant departing from Chinnor station at 16.00 hours, afterwards the approximately one-hour talk by Graham ending around 18.15 hours will round out your visit!


Day Rover Ticket, Cream Teas in a box served with tea/coffee on the 16.00 departure, Poisons for Medicine talk on arrival back at Chinnor - price £27.50 per person - minimum of 2-persons per table. Seat reservations for the Train Restaurant are included on the 16.00 departure from Chinnor. Passengers are seated at tables of 2, 3 or 4 persons.


Sit back, relax and enjoy your visit - watch the steam lazily curl past your window or hear the vintage diesel growl, as the lovely views gradually open out to reveal the Vale of Aylesbury and Whiteleaf Cross in the distance. For further information please see our Journey Guide.

Further Details

  1. Tickets are limited and must be pre-booked - reservations will close when the Train Restaurant tables are full, or on the previous Thursday at 18.00 hours.
  2. No further discounts or concessions. No Concessionary Travel Offer in the Train Restaurant - see Accessibility page HERE.
  3. Sorry, we are unable to provide for any other special dietary needs.
  4. Wheelchair space is not available in the Train Restaurant - for information please call 07979 055366 (10.00 - 16.00 hours).
  5. Talk not suitable for young children.
  6. Dogs - only Assistance / Guide dogs are allowed in the Train Restaurant.

If you are looking for something more in the local area please see the What to see and do section.

We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your support.

Booking information

For more information please call us on 07979 055366 (10.00 - 16.00 hours) or by email bookings@chinnorrailway.co.uk.

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Sun 01 Sep 2024