Tag Archives: Lichfield

Chasewater Railway Museum – Recent Addition – Railway Heritage Designated Signal Box Sign

 

Chasewater Railway Museum 

recent Addition, Dec 2015

Railway Heritage Designated Signal Box Sign

The Railway Heritage Committee has the function of designating records and artefacts (or classes of record and artefact) which are historically significant and should be permanently preserved.

Stafford 150 Yards

This enamelled sign came from Stafford No.5 signal box, and was given to the Museum by Network Rail – our thanks to the Company.

stafford5 tillyweb.bizPhoto:  tillyweb.biz

The sign can be seen set into the signal box.  On one end is a white patch with a red arrow, and on the other, a clear white patch to balance up the sign.

It may be of interest to Chasewater Railway members that the Station Hotel, Stafford, where the inaugural meeting of the Railway Preservation Society, fore-runner of Chasewater Railway, was held in 1959, was approximately 150 yards from the signal box!

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Chasewater Railway Industrial Gala, September 2015

Chasewater Railway Industrial Gala

September 2015

Mick Doman’s last train ride

Chasewater Railway

Mick Doman’s last train ride

Sunday Staff Photo - 2010The Chasewater Railway Museum Sunday Staff – 2010

(Mick, Godfrey & John)

Dave Doman brought his father’s ashes to Chasewater Railway for one last journey on a steam locomotive.  He travelled on the footplate of the Barclay Loco ‘Coln McAndrew’ driven by Keith Sargeant.

The photos at the end of the video show the train ready to leave Brownhills West, Mick’s return from his trip and passed back to son Dave, and one final visit to the footplate of Hawthorn Leslie engine, ‘Asbestos’.

 

Mick Doman – RIP

Mick Doman – RIP

Mick in Signal Box - Sept 2014In the Madeley Signal Box, September 2014

A great bloke – a great friend

 

 

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre – Tickets selling fast

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Tickets selling fast!

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Lichfield News, Getin2it walking football sessions

Lichfield News

Getin2it walking football sessions

Published on Monday, 10th November 2014

There’s no reason not to enjoy the beautiful game with walking football sessions for older people launching soon at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

Walking football is kicking off at Burntwood Leisure Centre on Tuesday 18 November from 12 noon to 1pm with a free taster session.

Led by a qualified FA football coach, participants will find out how to play the game that is becoming popular with seniors.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We are pleased to be launching walking football at Burntwood Leisure Centre. It’s a great opportunity for older people to meet others, stay active, and to play their favourite game at a more moderate pace.”

Sessions after the introductory free taster on Tuesday 18 November will take place on Tuesdays from 12noon to 1pm and will cost £2.50 each.

There is no need to book ahead, simply turn up at Burntwood Leisure Centre’s synthetic football pitch and get in to it!

To find out more contact Lichfield District Council’s Sports Development team by emailing sportsdevelopment@lichfielddc.gov.uk or calling 01543 308835.

Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980s-90s, From May 14, 1993, Chasewater Develops

Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980s-90s

From May 14, 1993

Chasewater Develops

ChasewaterCLR Photo

Staffordshire News – Shugborough Yew Tree

Staffordshire News

 Shugborough Yew - Andy Holly, Woodland Trust

Shugborough Yew Tree

Shugborough’s Great Yew (the widest tree in Europe) has been shortlisted in the final ten of England’s Tree of the Year. Voting for the winner (which will enter the European competition runs all this week until Tuesday 4th). We’re up against some stiff competition from Newton’s Apple and the Sherwood Oak, so please, please, please lend your support by voting for our extra special tree as NUMBER ONE at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/vote and by retweeting and sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter www.facebook.com/shugboroughestate www.twitter.com/shugborough

‘Fight to re-open Railway’ – From the ‘Brownhills Gazette, December 1989 – via Brownhills Bob, David Evans and Brian Stringer

Fight to re-open Railway

From the ‘Brownhills Gazette, December 1989 

via Brownhills Bob, David Evans and Brian Stringer

This was taken from Brownhills Bob’s latest post (28-10-2014) and is of particular interest to railway followers in the Lichfield, Walsall, Brownhills area.

On a personal level – when I first started school (a few weeks ago now!), I used to travel from Brownhills to Lichfield by train (steam, obviously), and later, when I started work, I travelled in the other direction, from Brownhills to Walsall (steam or diesel) – hence my interest in the line.  John (CWS).

  http://brownhillsbob.com/

Page 1 B-Hills Bob 28-10-2014Page 2

 Next year (2015) will be the fiftieth anniversary of the closure of the line!

 

Another couple of Half-Term Events – Hednesford, Staffs

Another couple of Half-Term Events 

Hednesford, Staffs

Museum of Cannock Chase

H-Ford Brickworks

Friend of Hednesford Park

Lantern Walk 31st October 2014


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Come along and join in the spooky goings on! Meet from 4 pm by the gazebo near the main gate to The Park to collect your entry form for the treasure hunt.

Activities on the night will include a scary story walk, spooky disco music, and competition prizes for best fancy dressed, best lantern, best pumpkin and prizes for completed treasure hunt entries! There will also be fun fair rides, story-telling in the Pavilion and food from Spencer’s Kitchen.

There will be free workshops in the Pavilion leading up to the event;

Monday 27th October 12noon – 3pm Get ECO Creative Lantern Bottle Workshop

Tuesday 28th October 12noon – 3pm Great Ghouls Workshop

Thursday 30th October 12noon – 3pm Get creative Bring a Pumpkin Workshop

Friday 31st October 4.30 – 6.30pm Spooky Spiders Workshop

There will be a parade to show off fancy dress and lanterns at 5.45, when judging will take place by Backstreet Theatre Company. Pumpkins should be in the Pavilion by 5pm latest for judging. Event will finish at 6pm with a dance extravaganza in partnership with The Cadets and Jacquie Stokes.

And don’t forget – Chasewater Railway’s diesel Service on Thursday

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