Railway Museum Extension

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We are thrilled to have obtained planning permission for our Railway Museum extension. Now, with your help, we need to raise £18,000 to fund the building. Continue reading Railway Museum Extension

Granite’s Staff Vacancy: August 2018

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We have a vacancy (3 to 5 days per week) for an enthusiastic, personable and well presented person to join the Granite’s team! Continue reading Granite’s Staff Vacancy: August 2018

Volunteering Opportunities: July 2018

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The Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre has developed over the past 10 years due to the hard work and dedication from our volunteers. In order for our site to achieve its full potential we need more help!

Volunteering here at the Heritage Centre as part of our fabulous team allows the opportunity to get involved in many of our great projects. Continue reading Volunteering Opportunities: July 2018

Volunteering Opportunities: July 2017

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For the heritage centre site to achieve its full potential we need new volunteers to join our team. Most of these roles are not strenuous and do not require physical activity so would suit people of any ability. In all cases volunteers must be over 18 although younger persons are… Continue reading Volunteering Opportunities: July 2017

Swithland Signalling Upgrade – BREAKING NEWS

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Before the Great Central Railway can run services on and off the Mountsorrel branch the signalling, at the branch junction, requires upgrading. Our campaign to raise the estimated £75,000 started in March 2017. Thanks to the our many supporters the target of £75,000 has now been achieved and the project… Continue reading Swithland Signalling Upgrade – BREAKING NEWS

Swithland Signalling Upgrade Appeal

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In order to run trains between the Mountsorrel Branch and the main GCR line we need to upgrade the signalling at Swithland. The cost of the hardware is around £75,000, whilst installation will be carried out by volunteers. We have a Crowdfunding appeal to raise at least £5,000 of this total. Continue reading Swithland Signalling Upgrade Appeal

Volunteering Opportunities: March 2017

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Over the next few months we will be progressively opening further areas of the site. To help us run the attractions we need volunteers, such as guides to open and close the buildings and to answer questions, people to give demonstrations, and also volunteers to help with shunting demonstrations. Continue reading Volunteering Opportunities: March 2017

Thank You to our Sponsors

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We are pleased to say that a very large plaque has now gone up on the back wall inside Granite’s to thank all those who sponsored bricks. Have a look next time you visit. Continue reading Thank You to our Sponsors

Waitrose Community Matters

Do you shop at the new Waitrose store in Mountsorrel? Then why note vote for us as part of their “Community matters”. Continue reading Waitrose Community Matters