Volunteering Opportunities: July 2017

Railway volunteers meet HRH

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

DMU at Nunckley

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

Heritage centre banner image

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

Railway Volunteers meet HRH

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

Sponsor a brick appeal board

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

Ecology Volunteer Open Day 14-July

Daffodils on Nunckley Trail

We have an Eco Volunteer Open Day on Thursday July 14th. Our volunteers will give guided tours of the trail, and the rest of the site, to prospective volunteers, so they can see the type of things we get involved with and see how they can become involved themselves. Hour long tours will set off from the patio outside Granite’s Coffee Shop at 10am, 11am, midday, 1pm and 2pm. Continue reading Ecology Volunteer Open Day 14-July

Our plans for March and April

View from Heritage Centre to quarry

With under four weeks to go before opening how are we progressing and what is left to do?

We have groups working most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays so if you can help in any way please get in touch. Continue reading Our plans for March and April

Network Rail Volunteers

Network Rail Volunteers 5

  Back in February a team of volunteers from Network Rail spent two days helping out laying track and working on the Nunckley Trail. They came back last week to continue their work. You can read more about their away-days on the Network Rail Website.

Progress: 3rd April

Progress in quarry 3-apr-16

  Under 3 weeks to go to the opening of the Heritage Centre! We have updated the list of tasks in Our plans for March and April. The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men goes the saying. With so many tasks on the go, a few are likely to… Continue reading Progress: 3rd April