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News – Hednesford Signal Box & Harper’s Buses

News – Hednesford Signal Box & Harper’s Buses

05374 Hednesford No.1 Signal Box

Hednesford’s No.1 signal box will be transformed into a classroom by college students.
The box was moved to Hednesford Park earlier this year and will be restored by construction students from South Staffordshire College before being put to use as a community hub.
The group, aged 16 to 19, will be painting, decorating, repairing and guttering the box as well as removing its windows and replacing them with wooden frames.
The work will be undertaken in partnership with Cannock Chase Council, the Friends of Hednesford Park and local residents.
The work is due to start in September and teacher David Dew will oversee the restoration.

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http://www.friendsofhednesfordpark.org.uk/

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum (AMRTM)

At AldridgeFor years they had been left to rot in an old barn hundreds of miles away, but now a pair of vintage buses manufactured in the Black Country have returned home to be restored to their former glory.
The coaches came off the production line at Guy Motors Ltd. factory in Fallings Park, Wolverhampton in 1959 and were bought by the Heath Hayes firm Harper Brothers to carry passengers on day trips to the coast. After eleven years of service they were sold to a scout group in Northern Ireland in 1971 and re-deployed to ship youngsters from their headquarters in Limerick to scout camps across the country.
Three years ago it emerged that the 52-seat coaches were stranded in a barn on the outskirts of Dublin in a dreadful condition, their once gleaming distinctive green and yellow paintwork peeled away and tarnished by rust, polished interiors now sullied and engines dead to the world.
But thanks to the generosity of their former owner and an un-named benefactor the buses are back on home soil, having arrived at the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Aldridge, after being loaded onto large flat-bed lorries and transported across the Irish Sea.

BusesThree AMRTM Guy Arab LUF vehicles together at last. L to R, the former 1292RE, former 1291RE (ex-Harper’s 58/57, both Willowbrook Viking bodies), LJW336, the ex-Guy demonstrator with SARO body. Having got both the Harpers home, we’ll be appealing again for funds to allow the museum to start restoration of one, at least – and calling in past promises. Let’s see how popular our formal local operator really is!

http://www.amrtm.org

From the Cannock Chronicle: http://yourchronicle.com/

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Cannock Chase Events – Events Listings: Christmas Tree Festival

Cannock Chase Events

Events Listings: Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

Date: 27th Nov 2013 – 30th Nov 2013

xmastreeLocation: St. Lukes Church Cannock

Cost: Free – £5 depending on date.

ST LUKE’S CHURCH Christmas Tree Festival November 27th – 30th DAYTIME FREE ENTRY Over 50 decorated trees Display of Nativity sets Christmas Stalls, Refreshments Open 10am – 6pm (5pm Saturday)

Wednesday 27th November 7.30pm

Grand Opening

Music by Staffordshire Youth Recorder & Renaissance Ensemble,

Gentleshaw Handbell Ringers,

SongbIrds in Harmony Choir

Tickets £5 (or pay on the door)

includes mulled wine and mince pies

Thursday 28th November

10am – 6pm    Free Visitor Entry

7.30pm Bel Canto Choir and organ recital

(music and Christmas readings)

Tickets £3 (or pay on the door)

 Friday 29th November

10am – 6pm   Free visitor entry

7.30pm Carols by Treelight and organ recital

with St Luke’s church Choir

Tickets £3 (or pay on the door)

Saturday 30th November

10am – 5pm  Free visitor entry
music provided by school choirs

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We will be supporting Hednesford Town Christmas Light Switch On, Friday 6th December 2013
Our stall will be outside The Kitchen Cupboard, opposite the Lightworks, we will be doing a Teddy Bear Tombola.teddy bear