Stan, The Cotswolds Railway Cat


Excerpt about the true story of Stan, the Cotswolds Railway Cat from the non-fiction book; MORE COTSWOLDS MEMOIRS: Creating the Perfect Cottage and Discovering Downton Abbey in the Cotswolds by Diz White. Available on Amazon

stan on lap

On the platform I was astonished to see a tabby cat sleeping on a woman’s lap as she
sat waiting for a train. “How sweet. Do you always travel with your cat?” I asked.
It turned out that this was Stan the station cat who spent his days hanging round
the ticket office of Charlbury Station, nuzzling passengers, climbing on their laps
and purring contentedly until a train came along.

Charlbury signTicket office
Stan climbed onto my cat-whisperer husband Randall’s lap and preened and
purred with all the affection showered upon him. When he jumped down we
followed him as he loped slowly along Platform 1.

Stan at Pond

Stan then hovered by the lily pond and stared hungrily at the darting fish.
He made a…

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