Imagine the excitement of a Steam Train journey to Santaland! Our magical Santa Special services run on various dates and times in the weeks before Christmas, details of which are below. They depart from Sheringham station and take passengers through some of Norfolk’s most beautiful winter scenery whilst the adults are served sherry and mince pies, children receive a chocolate and a soft drink. Santa is waiting by his open fire at Weybourne Station (specially transformed into Santaland!), ready to give all children a warm welcome, both young and old. Each infant (under 1 year) and child (1 year to 14 years) will receive an appropriate present for their age. After a period of time looking around the station, passengers reboard the train for their journey back to Sheringham. With professional entertainers, quality presents and of course a ride behind a steam train, Christmas turns into a wonderful experience on the North Norfolk Railway’s unique Santa Specials. Explore Christmas Craft Fair for those extra special Christmas gifts. Located behind the station buildings. Please note it is not possible to take card payments in the craft fair so cash or cheque only, please! Please note that Santa Special trains travel between […]
Spooky goings-on at the North Norfolk Railway this Halloween! Halloween Week 21st – 29th October 2017 While our witches and warlocks are conjuring up an exciting Hallowe’en spectacular for 2017 why not check out what was on offer last year. Grisly Grotto at Weybourne Open daily between 22nd October – 30th October. Do you dare to enter the Grisly Grotto? The child-friendly grisly grotto is a fun Halloween attraction, be sure to collect your Ghostly quiz from Weybourne. Creepy Children’s Crafts Get into the spooky spirit with drop-in children’s craft activities at the Railway Institute, Holt Station. £1.00 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 11am – 3pm Monday 24th October – ‘Creepy Creatures’ Tuesday 25th October – Ghosts & Ghouls in plaster Wednesday 26th October – Hallowe’en Masks Thursday 27th October – Haunted Lanterns * please bring a glass jar Saturday 29th October – Paper Pumpkin Fun Spooks Express – Friday 28th October -SOLD OUT Take a journey in darkness, surrounded by ghostly goings-on as you journey up and down the line. Bring along your cameras and see if you’re able to capture evidence of anything particularly phantom! Our first spooky departure will leave Sheringham at […]
This unusual and fascinating museum used to be one of the best kept secrets among Cheshire’s many attractions. Over the past few years it has undergone some major changes and is now recognised as one of the Country’s leading specialist museums. Situated just south of Manchester on the site of the old Anson Colliery, it is the result of Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor’s years of hard work collecting and restoring engines. The museum is a registered charity and does not receive government or public funding towards its running costs. To date most of the work has been carried out and funded by the volunteers and Friends of the museum. It was described by one of its visitors as ‘run on a shoestring and fuelled by enthusiasm’. Despite this the award winning museum has flourished and now houses a unique collection of over 250 gas and oil engines, many maintained in running order. Ranging from early Crossley gas engines through to more modern diesels. Engine enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit this fascinating museum. The Les & Ena Cawley Memorial Building is home to a fantastic display showing the development of the internal combustion engine. The museum has secured many […]
Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines – the engines which once powered the cotton and woollen mills of the North of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm. We have the largest collection of working textile mill steam engines in the country – and possibly in the world! Some of our engines are unique – the only on of its kind to survive anywhere. Admission if free, with free unlimited parking on Morrison’s Supermarket Car Park site, off Chorley Old Road.
1st & 2nd January 2017 (10am – 5pm) One of Britain’s largest restored pumping stations in steam. Lots of children’s activities. Twenty nine stationary steam engines. Four large beam engines two in operation. This magnificent site was built in 1885 to pump the brewery effluent of Burton-on-Trent to a Sewage Farm for treatment. In 1900 a large steam driven workshop and forge were built here by the local council and this still working workshop is something really special. It also has Britain’s oldest working electrical generator which also came here in 1900 to produce the new fangled electricity. There really is a steam engine round every corner and it’s a steam buffs Mecca. It also provides a great Family Fun Day Out Steaming Days (10:00am – 5:00pm) New Year: Jan 1st, 2nd February: Feb 26th Easter: Apr 16th, 17th May Bank Holiday: Apr 30th, May 1st Spring Bank Holiday: May 28th, 29th August Bank Holiday: Aug 27th, 28th September: Sep 23rd, 24th October: Oct 28th, 29th Admission prices on Steaming Days: Adults £6 Concessions £5 Children £3 Family £15 Admission on all other days is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Middleton Top winding engine house contains a pair of beam engines both driving a common crank geared to a winding drum around which the incline rope ran. They were built by the Butterley Company, near Ripley, Derbyshire, during 1828-29 and completed during December 1829. They are the world’s oldest rotative beam engines still on their original site and are both in very good condition. Of the eight winding engines along the Cromford & High Peak Railway line, two comprised pairs of 10 horse power beam engines and the other six were pairs of 20 horse power engines, Middleton being of the larger type. Each engine is a double-acting condensing (Watt-type) beam engine of 25 inch bore and 60 inch stroke controlled by a slide valve. Steam at 5 psi was admitted to the valve chest from the main steam pipe via a regulator type valve on each engine, enabling precise and rapid control. The cranks are set at 90 degrees to ensure that the engine would start from any position. The flywheel driven by the two engines is 16 feet in diameter and mounted on the crankshaft with it is a fifty tooth gear meshing with 150 teeth around the […]
Home to the World’s Largest Collection of Preserved Trolleybuses Please see the website for details of each date Located between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft houses the world’s largest collection of historic trolleybuses, together with a number of other vehicles including period motor buses. The Museum offers a fascinating day out for all the family. We are open to the public on specific event days, generally between Easter and November, when visitors can ride on a selection of our trolleybus under the specially-erected overhead. We also operate a free conducted tour in one of a number of our vintage motor buses. Many of our trolleybuses and buses are on display and a Sandtoft Lineupconducted tour of these is normally available. There are a number of other attractions including our 5-rated cafe, children’s play area, 1950s / 1960s shop displays, presentations in our cinema, a 1950s Prefab home and a cycle and lawnmower shop display. The theme of our special exhibition in the Pelham Building is “Trolleybuses during the First World War.” Many event days also feature themes and additional visiting attractions. Parking Ample free parking for visitors’ cars and coaches is available. Disabled Access Disabled parking spaces […]
We offer a large scale autojumble held at a former RAF base with the use of an original aircraft hangar to accommodate inside pitches. Outside pitches have the option of hard standing on the former runways. Ideally located, near Caenby Corner at the junction of the A15 and A631 and only 10 miles from the M180. We have unlimited parking facilities. The site is capable of over 1500 plots. The site is also near to an extensive antiques centre which is great for family members wanting something other than autojumble. The autojumble covers, cars, motorcycles, tractors, lorries, engines, machinery, parts, tools, accessories, and much much more. It is great for seeking out that part that you just can’t find, buying a vehicle, or for simply viewing. Whether you are a one time autojumbler or a regular trader we look forward to seeing you. Classic vehicles of all varieties for display are all welcome, especially classic cars.
2016 Penrith Autojumble Car and Bike Autojumbles All Hardstanding plots Inside and Outdoors only £10.00 Penrith Auction Mart, Skirsgill, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DN Admission 9am – 1pm, Adult £3.50 On site Farmer’s cafe – Free Parking
Sunday 8th January 10am-2pm Organisers of Land Rover and vintage autojumble events. You can now register to trade and exhibit online. For further information please click on latest events or call Mark Woodward on 016974 51882 Malvern 4×4 Spares Day & Land Rover Autojumble, Wye Halls, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6NW. Drive in and set up 6m x 6m indoor plots from £30, outdoor plots from £25, plus classic Land Rover display, adm £6.50 per adult from 10am -2pm. www.4x4sparesday.co.uk Future events: Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th June 2017 Sunday 29th October 2017 (9am – 2pm)
Join the Coldharbour Steam team when they fire the Lancashire Boiler and bring to life their steam collection to life. in steam will be the Pollitt and Wigzell mill engine, a Brotherhood Beam Engine as well as an original waterwheel. The heritage heritage looms and spinning machines will also be running in this beautifully preserved Working Wool Museum. Visit our website for more information and pricing information www.coldharbourmill.org.uk Coldharbour Mill Uffculme Cullompton Devon EX15 3EE