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Carol Singing banner Carol Singing - You are welcome to join us for an afternoon of festive carol singing with our Heritage Centre volunteers. This years event will take place on Saturday 2nd December between 2pm and 3:30pm under our new pergola on Granite’s patio. Please feel free to join in. We will also be lighting… Continue reading Carol Singing
Wreath making banner Christmas Wreath Making Workshop - We are running two festive wreath making workshops at the Heritage Centre. Choose from the morning (10am to noon) or afternoon (2pm to 4pm) session on Saturday 25th November. The workshops will take place under our new pergola on the Granite’s patio. All equipment and materials are provided to create… Continue reading Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Ghost train banner Spooky Ghost Train - Join us on the weekend of the 28th and 29th October for a fun and spooky train ride on our Quarry Bottom narrow gauge railway. Our volunteers have transformed the line giving it a spooky, haunted makeover. Look out for the animated witches, the giant spider, banjo playing skeleton and… Continue reading Spooky Ghost Train
Newsletter: Summer 2023 - Well it has certainly been a hectic six months since the last newsletter. They do say “The best laid schemes of Mice and Men” but the last few months have definitely tested us. In spite of these setbacks virtually all the projects mentioned back in December have been delivered. So… Continue reading Newsletter: Summer 2023
DMU at Nunckley Hill GCR Trains: Feb-Mar 2023 - We are thrilled that the Great Central Railway will be running passenger trains on the Mountsorrel branch line again from the end of February! It’s two and a half years since trains last ran on the line and three and a half years since they last ran all the way… Continue reading GCR Trains: Feb-Mar 2023
Wishing You a Happy New Tear Newsletter: Christmas 2022 - May we start by wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you are thinking of visiting please remember that we will be closed from Saturday 24th December to the 1st January, reopening on the 2nd. We were optimistic that relaxation of the Covid restrictions would bring… Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas 2022
Altitude banner Newsletter: Chris and Tony’s epic bike ride - This newsletter is a slight departure from the norm. I could say well done Tony and Chris for completing your challenge, but it just wouldn’t sum up what they have been through. So for a change this is our recollection of their epic journey thanks to Steve’s regular updates and… Continue reading Newsletter: Chris and Tony’s epic bike ride