After eight years of hard work, the Mountsorrel Railway is close to re-opening after years of neglect. It was so neglected in fact that most local people had forgotten it even existed. Well, there’ll be no forgetting now, because not only is the railway close to being operational once more,… Continue reading Ben Jackson takes a tour around the Heritage Centre
Our fund raising is now firmly focused on the phase 2 Mountsorrel Railway Museum and Exhibition buildings in the base of the old quarry. The museum will allow historic railway vehicles from the old Mountsorrel quarry to be displayed to the public and the exhibition building will tell the story… Continue reading Phase 2 Appeal Update
We have been awarded £5000 by the One Family Foundation. We couldn’t have done it without YOUR support, so thank you to everyone that voted. In the £5000 category we finished third out of 169 applicants. An excellent result in a national vote. The £5k grant covers the materials and… Continue reading One Family Foundation Award Winners!
Thank you very much to those of you who have voted. As of the 16th June we are in joint 12th place for the £5k award so if voting closed today we would secure funding. However, we are dropping down the voting places very quickly indeed as other groups continue… Continue reading Please help by voting for us on OneFamily
The project has been shortlisted for a funding award of £5000 to help volunteers construct the replica Stone Mason’s huts at the new heritage centre site. Around 100 years ago the old Mountsorrel quarry had hundreds of these huts around the outside of the quarry. A stone mason worked in… Continue reading Vote for us on OneFamily
I’m very sorry to say that when we arrived on site this morning (28th March), we found that the Wickham shed had suffered a break in, we now know this to have been on Tuesday evening. Approximately £2700 worth of power tools were stolen. Items lost were: Cembre Impact Wrench… Continue reading Break-in at the Wickham Shed
Thanks to mi360 for creating these 360° 3D virtual tours of the Heritage Centre site and Nunckley Trail.
Take a ride on the Wickham from the GCR junction at Swithland Sidings to Mountsorrel Station
Watch an interview with Steve Cramp explaining the background and aims of the project.
Gary’s wonderful aerial films and part 2 and part 3, tree height flight from Swithland Sidings to Bond Lane.