Glastonbury’s Michael Evis has Bristol to London high speed train named after him

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SWNS_MICHAEL_EAVIS_01Valued SWNS client First Great Western recently invited us to come and snap the unveiling of Michael Eavis’ Glastonbury Festival express. Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis had a High Speed Train (HST) named in his honour.

Bristol to London HST power car number 43026 has been named after the Pilton farmer by operator First Great Western in recognition of his work in building the world’s biggest music and performing arts festival from scratch.

The company said it made the gesture to mark the 45th anniversary of the festival this year.

Mr Eavis unveiled the name plate and a Glastonbury Festival logo on the engine at a ceremony on Platform One of Paddington station last week and SWNS was there to capture the moment.

SWNS_MICHAEL_EAVIS_03Once our staff photographer, Tony Kershaw (see more of Tony’s photos here), took the snaps, we put the pictures and some copy onto the SWNS newswire, which was picked up by several national and local publications.  See the Guardian online and Bristol Post links below:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/apr/23/all-aboard-michael-eavis-train-glastonbury-castle-cary

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-London-railway-engine-named-Glastonbury/story-26380959-detail/story.html

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