Approval given to new village heritage centre

A NEW heritage centre showcasing the history of Rothley and Mountsorrel is set to be built after planning permission was granted by Charnwood Borough Council. Read our story in the Loughborough Echo Continue reading Approval given to new village heritage centre

Heritage centre for Mountsorrel and Rothley given the go ahead

A heritage centre telling the story of two north Leicestershire villages has been given the go ahead by planners. Read the full story in the Leicester Mercury Continue reading Heritage centre for Mountsorrel and Rothley given the go ahead

Ben Jackson catches up with Steve Cramp

Seven years ago, a Sunday stroll after lunch started a project that has transformed a small, largely forgotten part of Leicestershire and in the process has galvanised a community to work together and achieve something many people said was impossible. Ben went to find out how the Mountsorrel restoration project is getting on… Listen on BBC Radio Leicester. Continue reading Ben Jackson catches up with Steve Cramp

Heritage centre dream moves a step closer

Proposals to create a community heritage centre for Mountsorrel and Rothley are a step closer to fruition after a planning application was lodged with Charnwood Borough Council. Read how the end is in sight in the Loughborough Echo Continue reading Heritage centre dream moves a step closer

Heritage centre bid is gaining momentum

Work to build a new community heritage centre for Rothley and Mountsorrel could begin this summer after three months of fund-raising has left volunteers with just £24,000 left to find. Read how the work is progressing in the Loughborough Echo. Continue reading Heritage centre bid is gaining momentum

Rail project gets £600,000 for new heritage centre

Hardworking volunteers at the Mountsorrel Railway Project have been promised a staggering £600,000 to help build a new Heritage Centre and museum. Read the full story in the Loughborough Echo Continue reading Rail project gets £600,000 for new heritage centre

Helen Mark Interviews Steve Cramp

Helen Mark rides a mile and quarter of old railway line that the local people of Mountsorrel in Leicestershire have been restoring over the past six years. Listen to her interview Steve Cramp, Project Leader, on BBC Radio 4 Continue reading Helen Mark Interviews Steve Cramp

Steam trains return to Leicestershire village after 50 years

Steam trains have returned to a Leicestershire village for the first time in 50 years after volunteers raised £100,000 to rebuild the track. Read the full story on BBC Leicester Continue reading Steam trains return to Leicestershire village after 50 years

Restoring Mountsorrel’s long forgotten railway

Five and a half years ago Steve Cramp was out on a Sunday afternoon having a walk when he stumbled across an ivy covered bridge over a hole in the ground just outside the village of Mountsorrel. Listen to his interview with Ben Jackson on BBC Radio Leicester. Continue reading Restoring Mountsorrel’s long forgotten railway

Train rolls on new community railway for the first time

A team of volunteers in Mountsorrel in Leicestershire, have dedicated their Saturdays for the last five years to rebuild the old railway line between Swithland Sidings and Bond Lane in Mountsorrel…. Watch the first train roll to a halt at Mountsorrel on the ITV News Website.