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Newsletter: February 2020 - Christmas Memory Tree Thanks to all of you who supported our Christmas Memory Tree. We raised £740 which was split equally between our current appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support. The tree looked amazing with hundreds of memories tied to it! Garden Railway and Crazy Golf Weather permitting our Garden Railway… Continue reading Newsletter: February 2020
Newsletter: Christmas 2019 - So what does Christmas mean to you? For us it is the chance to take a well earned rest and take stock of what we have achieved during the year. We never cease to be amazed by the work our volunteers continue to provide year in, year out come rain… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2019
Newsletter: Autumn 2019 - Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Romantic yes, but Keats never ran a railway! The ECO team are always busy keeping the site tidy and cutting back the rampant undergrowth, whilst the railway team have recently been extending the narrow gauge railway track. More of that later. Railway… Continue reading Newsletter: Autumn 2019
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 - 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 - 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
Events: October 2018 - In this newsletter:-
  • Crazy Golf
  • October Trains
  • Spooky Wood Weekend
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Newsletter: September 2018 - In this month's newsletter:-
  • Crazy Golf
  • Steam Toys in Action
  • Trains: 20th and 21st October
  • Nunckley Nature News
Continue reading Newsletter: September 2018
Events: Autumn 2018 - Contents:-
  • Site Tours
  • Shunting Demonstrations
  • Garden Railway
  • Train Running weekends
  • Steam Toy exhibition
Continue reading Events: Autumn 2018
Newsletter: June 2018 - In this month's newsletter:-
  • Train Weekend 21st & 22nd July
  • Brake Van
  • Nunckley’s Nature News
Continue reading Newsletter: June 2018
Discovery Centre: July 2018 - 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