Progress: 6th March

Heritage Centre and platform

With under 8 weeks to go to the opening of the Heritage Centre our volunteers are working tirelessly to get the site ready to accept visitors. (For an updated list of tasks take a look at Our plans for March and April)

Some tasks can only be tackled if we have enough volunteers, such as laying track, whilst others rely on donations of materials, such as chipped bark.

This week we were fortunate to receive a delivery of bark which allowed us to tackle more of the Nunckley Trail, repairing the damage caused by the winter weather and the abundant wildlife rooting around for food. Nearly two thirds of the trail has now been repaired.

As you can see from the picture above the platform now proudly displays its station sign. You may also be able to see that the disabled access path from the Heritage Centre down to the quarry is taking shape, with the shuttering now in place. In the foreground the Stonemasons’ huts continue to grow.

Talented as our volunteers are there are certain tasks which they cannot perform. The display boards and cabinets within the Heritage Centre being one such critical element. Although we have volunteers creating the artworks for the boards they need to be manufactured by an external company, and of course this costs money, hence our Crowdfunding Appeal.

In the past we have added Braille to the display boards, as on the Nunckley Trail, however only a few percent of the visually impaired can read Braille. So, to address this, we are also intending to add audio guides to each display. These will be accessed through a bar-code and will allow smart-phone and tablet users to listen to a commentary. We are also hoping to add short video guides for children aged 4 to 10.

So, if you would like to support our project, please consider making a donation below.