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  1. Looking for roadworthy Bedford MW, prepared to do some restoration but engine, gear boxes, axles, running Need to be fully working, Woodwork and other minor restoration work prepared to do.
  2. EventPlan welcome the return of our ever popular Multi-period event; the Grand Historical Bazaar. Thorseby Hall is the picturesque location of this new event for the calendar. A Grade I listed country house with a rich history going back to 1633 and it's continual ownership, until recent decades, through the Pierrepont family. From a Culloden connection to the Coal Board, the Sherwood Rangers and the Family's Art, we hope to uncover and celebrate the dynamic history of Thorseby; as well as showcasing the area's diverse and far reaching historical connections, from Pre-Roman all the way through to the Cold War. A wide variety of entertainments, living history, interpretation, traditional craft demonstrations, theatrical performances, and of course the Historical Bazaar trading area where you can take home your own piece of history. A weekend of history and heritage for all. https://www.facebook.com/events/316089292137326/ ---------- More details, such as ticket prices and timetables etc, are yet to be confirmed. If you would like to participate in this event as a trader, caterer, living history display, or vehicle, please register your interest at: matthew@eventplan.co.uk
  3. EventPlan welcome the return of our ever popular Multi-period event; the Grand Historical Bazaar. Thorseby Hall is the picturesque location of this new event for the calendar. A Grade I listed country house with a rich history going back to 1633 and it's continual ownership, until recent decades, through the Pierrepont family. From a Culloden connection to the Coal Board, the Sherwood Rangers and the Family's Art, we hope to uncover and celebrate the dynamic history of Thorseby; as well as showcasing the area's diverse and far reaching historical connections, from Pre-Roman all the way through to the Cold War. A wide variety of entertainments, living history, interpretation, traditional craft demonstrations, theatrical performances, and of course the Historical Bazaar trading area where you can take home your own piece of history. A weekend of history and heritage for all. ---------- More details, such as ticket prices and timetables etc, are yet to be confirmed. If you would like to participate in this event as a trader, caterer, living history display, or entertainer/performer, please register your interest at: matthew@eventplan.co.uk Keep an eye on the updates of the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/316089292137326/ We will have a website with lots of other information available soon. We have already received a wide range of groups wanting to book in covering all periods.
  4. Hi All, Just a brief note to keep you up to date on the developments around our 2nd First World War centenary event. 13-15th May 2016 in North Staffordshire. As we are counting down the days (worryingly less than 70 now!), the event website (www.ww1-event.org) is being updated regularly with news about the event. The event team will be pleased to make contact with anyone else who is interested to participate in the event with other vehicles and exhibits. Many thanks!
  5. Hi All, Just to let you know that the last event of the season (with the exception of Santa trains!) at the Apedale Valley Light Railway (www.avlr.org.uk) is the "Military Memories" weekend - 7/8th November from 11:30 to 4pm each day. It is planned to operate demonstration First World War, Second World War and Cold War era trains during the weekend over the whole site. In addition the ever popular Trench will be open, staffed by members from the Gordon Highlanders living History group - who will enact various scenarios dueing the weekend. Passenger trains will be running and the adjacent heritage centre will be open - with the all important cafe serving up the local Staffordshire delicasy of Oatcakes. Vintage and Classic military vehicles are welcome to attend - attached is the entry form for anyone interested. Please feel free to roll up on the day! [ATTACH]109065[/ATTACH] Many thanks,
  6. www.ww1-event.org Following on from the great success of the "Tracks to the Trenches" event at the Apedale Valley Light Railway in 2014, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the event is to be repeated and developed in 2016 and 2018. Attracting over 3000 visitors from across the UK and Europe, the 2014 event also received much praise and acclaim. In a departure to previous large events, the main galas at Apedale have now moved to the 2nd weekend in May each year. 2016 (TTTT 2) – a 3 day event from 13-15th May 2016. A very similar format to the 2014 event (TTTT 1); with photo-charters being arranged in advance of the event weekend, evening photo-shoots during the event, access all areas passes, an emphasis on Schools/Group visit packages, plus much more! 2018 (TTTT 3) – a 4 day World War 1 centenary event from 10th – 13th May 2018. Currently anticipated as really special year. Further details to be confirmed shortly, but hopefully developing on from TTTT1 and 2. Please keep the dates in your diaries & watch the event website for exciting developments! The organisers would like to invite any interested exhibitors or traders to contact us through this forum or through the event website – we would be pleased to hear from you! www.ww1-event.org
  7. Good Morning. The MRT has recently issued the following press release. Release follows:- The Moseley Railway Trust will mark the centenary of the start of the First World War with a major event, entitled Tracks to the Trenches – 2014. The event will be on September 12, 13 and 14 2014. The Trust is confident that this will be one of the major narrow gauge and First World War centenary events of 2014. The First World War was one of the key turning points in European history – and narrow gauge railways played a major part in the war. All combatants made considerable use of tactical 60cm gauge railways, supporting the colossal demands which the first truly modern war put upon logistics systems. This moment in history helped define and standardise the gauge of many post-war industrial railways (Ashover, Nocton, Leighton Buzzard, etc), through the use of readily available War Surplus materials. The Trust is pleased to be able to confirm the booking of the first visiting steam locomotive to the Tracks to the Trenches - 2014 event; Baldwin 4-6-0T No 778 from the Leighton Buzzard Railway in Bedfordshire. No 778 has not made many visits to other lines since restoration was completed in 2007, so this event will provide some unique locomotive/rolling stock combinations and photographic opportunities. These 10-12-D class locomotives (the classification designated by the manufacturer) were supplied en-masse to the British War Department from 1917 onwards in all theatres, eventually totalling nearly 500 by 1918. They were the most common steam locomotive operated by the War Department Light Railways during the Great War. Based on a very similar design previously supplied to the French Army in Morocco, they had a limited life expectancy on the Battlefield of a mere 6-8 months. Gareth Roberts, one of the event organisers of the Tracks to the Trenches event commented - Today, only a very small number of these machines have survived and an even smaller number are operational. We are extremely grateful to the Greensand Railway Museum Trust and the Leighton Buzzard Railway for making available this locomotive, fully restored to original appearance, for this important WW1 Centenary commemoration. A website has been set-up for the Tracks to the Trenches event – it’s at http://www.ww1-event.org. The Trust would be very pleased to hear from individuals or groups who wish to participate in/bring vehicles to the event – contact can be made via the website. The Trust is also seeking sponsorship for elements of the event – there are opportunities from main event sponsor to individual donations.
  8. I am a volunteer member of the Moseley Railway Trust (www.mrt.org.uk), based near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. I am also one of the key members of the event organising team. We are in the early stages of starting to plan a significant event in 2014 to raise the profile of the often overlooked, tactical narrow gauge railways & the troops who constructed/operated them as used by all combatants during WW1. These WW1 light railways played a pivotal role in both the war & shaping industry in the post war years – bringing many (as we define them now) modern advances. More details about WW1 railways here: www.wdlr.org.uk Our museum has a large collection of ex-WW1 items, by bringing various other visiting items, we hope to be able create a unique interpretive event representing as many of the combatents (German, French, US, Dominion) as possible. Our site includes a significant field area & is adjacent to a country park, in addition to our railways. We are starting to investigate other complimentary visting items/attractions etc (including living history groups/vehicles) to add further depth & interest to the displays. I would be very interested to hear from anyone with ideas/offers of assistance/equipment who may be able to help or attend please. Photos from last year's Opening Gala attached for info - there was a small WW1 element within that event! I hope to hear from you soon. Best regards, Gareth Roberts
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