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Newsletter: May 2021 - It’s some time since our last newsletter so we have a LOT of catching up to do. The extended national lock-down made us think carefully about when and how we should open. We have delayed our opening slightly as it would have been uneconomic to open in April with no… Continue reading Newsletter: May 2021
Merry Christmas from MARCH - Firstly we wish you all a merry and safe Christmas and New Year. 2020 has been a very challenging year for many organisations and the Heritage Centre has been no exception. We’ve been forced to close for half of 2020, which has not only been disappointing for visitors, our volunteers… Continue reading Merry Christmas from MARCH
Newsletter: Break-in at the Heritage Centre - Can you imagine our distress and disappointment when we arrived on Thursday 10th September to discover that the Stonemason’s huts had been broken into? The padlocks had been ripped off the doors and a crow-bar used to break through the roller shutter doors behind. Two of the huts are used… Continue reading Newsletter: Break-in at the Heritage Centre
Newsletter: July 2020 - We hope you are keeping well during these unusual times. Is it really five months since the last newsletter? Although the site has been locked-down and eerily quiet at times, we have not been idle. Some of our volunteers have taken their “exercise” maintaining the nature trails and tending the… Continue reading Newsletter: July 2020
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service - The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is awarded to The Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours! Since 2007 hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers from the surrounding communities… Continue reading Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
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