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Here at “MARCH” we are always looking at improving the Heritage Centre, Nature Trail and Railway. Our volunteers work tirelessly to maintain, improve and extend the site; you may have seen that further areas of the site are being opened to the public in time for Easter.

We have long hoped that visitors to our little branch line would be able to catch through trains from our two stations to the main GCR stations. However to do this requires some major upgrades to the signalling around Swithland sidings. Once again volunteers will be giving of their time and expertise to perform the installation, BUT we need money for the hardware. Our present estimate is that we need £75,000! We have some exceptional supporters and sponsors that have agreed to provide over half of this total, and we are aiming to raise the rest through public donations, with a target of £10,000 £5,000 of this from online donations through the JustGiving site.

The improvements will not only enhance our offering on the Mountsorrel Branch, but will also benefit visitors to the GCR.

Stop Press: As of March 2017 we have managed to raise £68,000 of our £75,000 target. We have therefore reduced our Crowdfunding target from £10,000 to £5,000.

Any amount large or small is greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate by cheque then we have a
Donation Form which includes a Gift Aid Declaration for you to complete. Please send cheques made payable to “DCRT” (The David Clarke Railway Trust) to 112 Balmoral Road, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire LE12 7EW (Please write ‘Swithland Signalling Upgrade’ on the reverse of cheques).

Alternatively visit our JustGiving crowdfunding page detailed below.

If you have any queries or you would like to donate on-line then contact us via