Newsletter: Summer 2019

Is this the Summer? I’m sure the gardeners and farmers will be thankful for the recent rain, however Thomas, Percy and friends on our garden railway don’t appreciate the wet weather. Railway Museum We have now spent all of the £46,000 you helped raise for the railway museum extension, which… Continue reading Newsletter: Summer 2019

Newsletter: Spring 2019

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You might have thought that Spring was here in mid February however meteorologically spring started on the 1st March, (or for the budding astronomers amongst you, not until the 20th March). The fine weather certainly brought visitors flocking to Granites and the nature trails over the half-term week; we had… Continue reading Newsletter: Spring 2019

Newsletter: Christmas 2018

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Where has the year gone? As well as the usual DMU shuttle services on the railway there were again services onto the GCR’s main line. Our Mountsorrel Granite Wagons were also out and about as part of the GCR’s Goods Galore gala. Our restored Brake Van saw its first outing… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2018

Newsletter: November 2018

Well winter is fast approaching, and dare I mention Christmas. With the recent mild weather the garden railway has continued to run at weekends although “leaves on the line” takes on a whole new meaning when you are only one 22nd scale! Whose idea was it to build the track… Continue reading Newsletter: November 2018

Discovery Centre: July 2018

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Discovery Project: Lottery Funding Application Sadly our application for £800,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for our Discovery Project has been unsuccessful. Recent changes at HLF have seen a significant reduction in the maximum amount they award to projects, and there has been a shift in emphasis towards… Continue reading Discovery Centre: July 2018

Newsletter: May 2018

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In this month’s newsletter:-

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Volunteering
  • Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology
  • Railway Museum
  • Crazy Golf
  • Trains
  • Discovery Project
  • GDPR

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