Tag Archives: Forthcoming Attractions

Forthcoming Attractions – Autumn Road Run

Forthcoming Attractions

Autumn Road Run


Forthcoming Attractions – Chasewater Railway Gala

Forthcoming Attractions

Chasewater Railway Gala

This Coming Weekend – September 7th & 8th

Including guest engine ‘Walkden’ from the

Ribble Steam Railway


Walkden at RibbleWalkden details – Ribble Steam Railway

The locomotive is a War Department 0-6-0ST built by Hunslet in 1944, now named Walkden. It was shipped to France, but after the war was used in the Netherlands until the late 1970s. It was rebuilt using components salvaged from the NCB site at Walkden. (See Ribble Steam Railway Exhibits Guide)

The locomotive is running round its train at the exchange loops, where the bitumen trains are handed over to and from the Ribble Steam Railway.  © Copyright Ian Taylor and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


Canal News – Half-term fun at Gloucester Waterways Museum

Canal News

Half-term fun at Gloucester Waterways Museum

Falcon PicPeregrine falcon

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.

Gloucester Museum