Daily Archives: November 21, 2014

Railways in Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s, Churnet Valley Railway, December 1993

Railways in Preservation in the 1980s & 1990s

Churnet Valley Railway, December 1993

Super D Consall 2005

Super D Consall 2005

Knotty Unveils 3- Stage Plan

Churnet Valley Railway, at the dawn of turning a 20-year dream into reality in North Staffordshire, have revealed their operational timetable.
A Light Railway Order application was lodged nearly a year ago which has generated only a limited number of objections.
Now the ‘Knotty’ have identified three distinct stages of development.

Consall

Consall

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3

Cheddleton

2014 – Hasn’t the Knotty done well??!!

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Brownhills Christmas market: it’s on – and an appeal for help!

Brownhills Christmas market: it’s on – and an appeal for help!.

Canal News – 21-11-2014, Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market, Chesterfield Canal Santa Cruises

Canal News – 21-11-2014

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Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

20 – 23 Nov 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address
Gloucester Quays
Gloucester
Gloucester’s impressive, historic docks are the backdrop to a very Victorian Christmas shopping experience.
As well as an authentic Victorian market you will find a choir, street entertainers, colourful historic characters and plenty of festive food and drink.
Gloucester Waterways Museum, at the heart of the Victorian market, will be running an authentic Victorian tearooms during the event and keeping the museum shop open for Christmas shoppers to stock up on seasonal gifts for children and adults alike.

Santa Cruise at Chesterfield Canal

Santa Cruise
22 Nov – 24 Dec 2014
12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Don’t miss your chance to see Santa! He’ll be visiting Chesterfield Canal this Christmas.
Watch out people of Chesterfield….Santa Cruise is coming to town.
A present for every child, a mince pie and drink for every adult. £6 per person.
Places are filling up quickly, so don’t delay in booking! For times, ring or email each location contact for more details.
Chesterfield
Our tripboat, John Varley, will be doing Santa Special trips every Saturday and Sunday from 22 November to 21 December.
All leave from Tapton Lock on the A61 at the Tesco roundabout, S41 7JB.
For bookings, ring 01629 533020.
Retford
Our tripboat, Seth Ellis, will be doing Santa Special trips every Saturday and Sunday from 29 November to 21 December and on Monday 22, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 December.
All leave from the Hop Pole on the A620, Welham Road, DN22 6UG. There is plenty of car parking or catch buses 95, 96 or 97.
For bookings, ring 07925 851569 or email sethellis@chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk .
Worksop
Our tripboat, Hugh Henshall, will be doing Santa Special trips on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December from the Lock Keeper pub off the Sainsbury’s roundabout on the Worksop ring road, S80 1TJ .
For bookings, ring 01246 477569 or email hughhenshall@chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk .
Shireoaks
Our tripboat, Hugh Henshall, will be doing Santa Special trips on Saturdays 13 and 20 and Sundays 14 and 21 December from Laura’s Coffee Shop at Shireoaks, S81 8LP.
For bookings, ring 01246 477569 or email hughhenshall@chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk .
Hollingwood Hub
Our tripboat, John Varley, will be doing Santa Special trips on Monday 22, Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 December.
All leave from Hollingwood Hub on Works Road, S43 2JP.
For bookings, ring 01629 533020.