The Tale of Sevenpence the Templecombe Station Cat

Young readers will love “The Tale of Sevenpence the Templecombe Station Cat.”

“When a parcel arrives at Templecombe Station the dour Mrs Peck is not amused at its contents and wants nothing more to do with it. Abandoned and unwanted in a strange place, will the tiny bundle inside ever find a new home.”

At a packed celebration launch and book signing event at Gartell Light Railway in Yenston,  host of the event,  Derek Beer Chairman of The Blackmore Vale Line Community Rail Partnership said:

“We are  delighted to play a part in bringing an exciting new children’s book to market.  “The Tale of Sevenpence the Templecombe Station Cat” shares the unique heritage and railway history of Templecombe station with a wider audience.”

 Justyna Burk

Beautifully illustrated by Justyna Burk  “Sevenpence” is a delightful tale of human kindness based on real events and celebrates the greatest traditions of the Victorian Railway era. Recreated for the first time by author Christine Scott for young readers to enjoy. Proceeds from the sale of the book going to The Friends of Templecombe Station to help with their award-winning station gardens.

Yummy Cakes provided by Templecombe Ladies

“Sevenpence” can be purchased at Westcombe Stores, 20 Westcombe, Templecombe BA8 0LH and at Dike and Son in Stalbridge,  DT10 2NB.   If you would like a copy signed by the author and hand delivered free of charge locally, the book price is £4.99. To request a copy please contact Christine on 07581 000898 or  Payment can be made by Paypal. 

Background of Sevenpence Templecombe Station Cat –  A children’s educational book.             

When author Christine Scott first learned of the story,  she was really excited to share it with a wider audience.  The book celebrates the rich and diverse railway history associated with Templecombe Station in a unique, true story previously known only to a handful of people.  This eventful journey took place in 1870 when ‘Sevenpence’ arrived aboard a steam train at Templecombe Station from Bishop Stoke (now Eastleigh) Station in Hampshire.  In the early days of the station , all sorts of parcels were delived by train.   The fare of train ride was ‘seven pennies’  hence the cat’s name of sevenpence. 

    Author Christine Scott signing a book

Caroline Rowland