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Amerton Railway Steam Gala 2013
2013 Steam Gala Weekend (15th & 16th June) – Saturday opening by Pete Waterman
This year’s Summer Steam Gala will be held on 15th & 16th June 2013, we will be running an intensive service of steam locomotives pulling both freight and passengers around our 1 mile track. Trains will be running from 11am until 5pm on both days. There will also be other displays of interest while at the railway, and the café and bakery at Amerton Farm will be open serving an assortment of delicious food throughout the day.
As always we are after volunteers and the gala gives you an excellent opportunity to meet the amazing team of volunteers Amerton Railway has. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer by all means please ask any one of us throughout the day
News – Scamp Unveiling
It was in July 2008 that Chasewater Railway was first introduced to the SCAMP project when Ron Bradbury and the Burntwood Chase Heritage Group brought the maquette to the Railway and ran a fish and chip special train to raise funds for the statue. The maquette was proudly displayed in the Museum for a number of weeks before being shown at other venues. Now, some five years later, the project is nearing its completion.
A statue to commemorate Burntwood’s mining heritage is to be officially unveiled on June 8th.
The 7 ft bronze memorial has been created by sculptor Peter Walker, who hails from the town, and will be sited at Sankey’s Corner.
The artwork was about five years in the making and was made possible thanks to public donations and £10,000 of funding from local developers.
Ron Bradbury, of Sankey’s Corner Arts Mining Project (SCAMP) said: ‘After many years of fundraising, the dream of a statue to stand on Sankey’s Corner is about to be fulfilled.’
No time has yet been set for the official unveiling, which is open for anyone to attend. A book is being produced about the history behind Scamp and pit ponies and will be on sale at £10 each, containing a list of names on the plinth. All profits will go to Scamp.
Anyone willing to help by providing food or entertainment, or with funding, should call 01543 677789.
Museum of Cannock Chase
Unfortunately this event clashes with the Chasewater Railway’s Industrial Gala – but there’s plenty of time to do both!
See the Home page for full details of the Railway’s Gala
Half-term fun at Gloucester Waterways Museum
11 – 16 Feb 2013
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Get up close and personal with birds of prey and pygmy goats at Gloucester Waterways Museum this half-term.
Birds of prey and pygmy goats will be making star appearances at Gloucester Waterways Museum this half-term. The Museum has also teamed up with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to help youngsters learn more about wildlife found around the UK’s canals and rivers.
For crafty families there will also be opportunities to make a posy of paper flowers to present to your Valentine, create a brass rubbing sensation or try your hand at Roses and Castles painting. All half-term activities are included in the normal admission price at the museum.
Schedule of half-term activities:
February 11 Valentine’s day crafts, brass rubbing and paper boatmaking (all day).
February 12 A selection of birds of prey will be on display at the museum. Youngsters will be able to learn more about the birds during family-centred talks being staged between 11am – 2pm.
February 13 Wicked Wednesday will see pygmy goats from St James City Farm, Gloucester make a visit to the museum. The steam crane will be in operation and youngsters will be encouraged to try their hand at various paper-based crafts. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust will be staging an illustrated talk between 11am – 12 noon to introduce museum visitors to the range of wildlife living near our canal and rivers.
February 14 - 15 Valentine’s day crafts, brass rubbing and paper boatmaking (all day).
February 16 Canalware artist Tony Watkins will be in residence at the museum teaching youngsters the ancient art of roses and castles painting.
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Nine Miles of Smiles this February – Kids Go Free!
Come and enjoy the delightful Ecclesbourne Valley this February 2013.
Trains are running on Saturdays 2nd, 9th and 16th between Wirksworth and Duffield and for these dates only kids can go free!
Maximum of two free children with each £9.00 Adult or £8.00 Concession Day Rover ticket purchased. Normal fare paying child age range is 6 – 15 inclusive. Normal child fare is £5.00 each. Named February Saturday dates only.
For more details of this and more on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, go to the website: