Daily Archives: April 2, 2014

Garden Rail – Miniature Railway Exhibition

1940's Pin-Up Entertainer Kitten von Mew

This weekend (15th March 2014), we went to Warwickshire Exhibition Centre’s Garden Rail show! It was fantastic, with everything from 2 Gauge to T Gauge! As usual I was completely fascinated with all the little things and aging techniques. Some of the little people were completely hilarious and the hand built trains were so awe inspiring! Some of my favourites were the industrial set ups that reminded me of Tysley’s depot and a 1930’s tin railway with original and repro pieces (yes they actually make them just like the originals!).

Here are some photos I took on my way around…

30s tin train set 1930’s part repro, part original train set

american railway set American train set with lovely landscaping

bridge american train set More of the American train set, which featured a fantastic bridge and river!

camping railway figures Happy little campers.

fishing train set figures “…and it was THIS big!”

headless miniature railway figure “Shoot…Dave? Dave, you alright mate?!”

kitten von mew garden rail Mr and Mrs Mew!

little and large railway figurines Little and Large

richard miniature railway billeting hut Mr Mew standing by…

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Canal News – Audlem Mill and Foxton Locks

New Charity LogoCanal News

Canal art at Audlem Mill
Audlem Mill
The Wharf

PaintingsCanal paintings at Audlem Mill

06 Apr – 04 May 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Every year, Audlem Mill in Cheshire hosts an exhibition of what is probably now the largest number of canal paintings assembled anywhere.
The 2014 Canal Art Exhibition from 6 April to 4 May, organised in conjunction with the Guild of Waterway Artists, will include paintings, and some photographs, by many of the best canal artists in the country.
The 2013 exhibition featured at least 160 works. Most of the Guild members were represented, including painters Sarah Pressland, Dusty Miller, Helen Harding, Sylvia Hankin, Lesley Pearson, Penny Taylor-Beardow and Louise Moore (also photographs), linoprint arist Eric Gaskell, and photographer Chris Nugent, as well as paintings by others such as Tony Lewery (perhaps better known for being an expert on Rose & Castles painting), Dave Holloway, and Malcom Davies and local artists including Sheila M Webster.
The exhibition always attracts many hundreds of visitors from all across the country.
The Canal Art Exhibition is just one of many events at Audlem Mill during 2014 which will be of interest to boaters. There will be exhibitions of needlework and canal related items, and there is also the gathering of about 40 historic narrow boats on 26/27 July, organised by Audlem Mill as part of the village’s Festival of Transport, which also has around 300 old vehicles on the second day – completely free days out.
Audlem Mill, one of the oldest and best known canal shops, is at Audlem Wharf, close to bridge 78 on the Shropshire Union Canal. For visitors by boat, there are moorings right outside the Mill.

Folk in the Museum at Foxton Locks Canal Museum
Middle Lock
Gumley Road
Market Harborough
LE16 7RT

FoxtonFoxton Locks open day

06 Apr 2014
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Free event
Folk in the Museum on Sunday 6th April
Free event, please take part or sit back and enjoy

For more information please call Tel: 0116 2792 657