More Recent Chasewater Railway Museum Activity
A couple of Thursdays in August have seen Chasewater Railway and the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum put on a joint project including children’s activities at each venue and a train and bus ride. This is one of the buses used.
We found this picture of an LMS horse-drawn parcels van – very similar to the one owned by Chasewater Railway and currently on loan at Shugborough.
Another item bought by Barry Bull. A Rhymney Railway Company Coat-of-Arms. The Rhymney Railway was virtually a single stretch of main line, some fifty miles in length, by which the Rhymney Valley was connected to the docks at Cardiff in the county of Glamorgan, South Wales.
The final item at the moment (27-8-2013) is this life-size fibre-glass model of a pit pony. It was given to Chasewater Railway Museum by the Museum of Cannock Chase, who are re-designing their mining display, after having been seen offered on the Staffordshire Museums’ Development Officer’s weekly update email. A couple of quick emails and some phone calls made sure of a good home for the pony! Our thanks to Nick Bullock for the use of his van.
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Some Recent Chasewater Railway Museum Activity
A ‘Cuneo’ print given to the Museum by Allan Reynolds
A set of scales – 16 x 1 ounce divisions – given by Mike Mason
Rushall Signal Box Diagram – purchased by our curator, Barry Bull
A collection of badges, given to the Museum by two metal detector enthusiasts, P.Derry and B.Ewins
Two of them are pictured below.
1902 Coronation of King Edward VII
Edward was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and ascended the throne on January 22, 1901 upon Victoria‘s death. Born in 1841 he had to wait a long time to succeed to the throne. He married Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863 who bore him three sons and three daughters.
The coronation was originally scheduled for June 26, 1902, but Edward had to undergo an emergency appendectomy operation, so the coronation was postponed until August 9, 1902.
Pelsall Miners Association badge, 1899