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Thanks to your generous donations we have been able to start construction of our railway museum extension.

Railway Museum and ExtensionAs you can see the steelworks are now complete and if you peer in through the front door you will see that construction of the office/workshop area at the rear is progressing well. Hopefully the electrics will be installed shortly. Wherever possible this work is being undertaken by our volunteers.

In fact we are progressing so well that we have nearly exhausted the funds raised to date. We are around £5000 short of our £50,000 target; without these funds we will not be able to complete the fit-out of the museums.

Our plan has been to use the left hand unit as a workshop and renovation area, leaving the right hand bays to be used as a clean, dirt free environment for our exhibits. On the expectation that the extension can be completed by the summer we have recently secured the loan of a 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive built in 1906 at the Brush works in Loughborough.

So if you can help with a donation you can be sure that your money will be used to enhance the railway museum. Any amount large or small is greatly appreciated. If you are a UK tax payer then please consider gift-aiding your donation so that every £1 will equate to £1.25!

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 240 Swithland Lane, Rothley, Leicestershire. LE7 7UE (Please write ‘Museum Building Extension’ on the reverse of cheques).

If you have any queries or you would like to donate on-line then contact us via donate@heritage-centre.co.uk.

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