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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 […]

Head for the imposing chimney stack of the pumping station rising out of the marshy Somerset Levels and come and see our ‘new’ 1924 Robey Portable Boiler in steam.  The use of steam power on ‘The Levels’ to reduce flooding and control drainage of the low lying moorlands commenced at Westonzoyland in about 1830, when the first of eight pumping stations was built on the banks of the River Parrett. Originally equipped with a beam engine and scoop wheel, this was replaced in 1861 by the now preserved Easton Amos land drainage machine, still in its original engine house and the recent recipient of a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The original buildings, comprising the engine house, cottage, forge and chimney are Grade II* listed by Historic England and together with a modern exhibition hall, engine shed and pump room, house a fascinating collection of working stationary steam engines and pumps acknowledged to be the largest collection in the South of England. Two rooms in the Attendant’s Cottage and the Scullery are open to view. Other exhibits of general interest include a small waterwheel; Lister deep well pumps; Blacksmith’s forge; Lancashire boiler and 2’ narrow gauge […]

Our very popular end of season rally – steam engines, cars, stationary engines, demonstrations, displays, and miniature railway rides (free to children). Find out about the story of drinking water in our new Discovery Zone. Enjoy an informative stroll around our Waterworks with everything fully open, restored machinery in operation and our volunteers on hand to explain how it all used to work. If you wish, join a free Guided Tour to find out all about the Waterworks. Children can follow their own trail looking for clues to the story of the site. Can you find ‘Twyford Toad’? Learn about the progress we are making to restore our boilers and steam pumping engine! Discover the lime kilns up above the main works, where you can also watch the industrial narrow gauge railway at work. Follow our nature trail around the three acre site and see what you can spot! Relax in our renowned Tea Room, offering a wide range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, snacks, cakes & ice creams, all at a reasonable price. Please feel free to make use of the picnic tables around the site too. http://www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk/

Come and see 12 giant steam engines in full steam including the engine that used to open London’s Tower Bridge. Home made refreshments are available in the gallery overlooking the 1879 Gimson Beam Engine. Guided tours will be happening throughout the day, come and experience our working collection at the first open day of our seasonal year. If you can’t make this date we have full Steam Up’s on the first Sunday of the month from May to October, Fathers Day Special – 18th of June. Dad’s get in half price!                                                                                   Annual Model Engineers Exhibition is held on 1st October. For more information on our events throughout the year please visit our website: www.forncettsteammuseum.co.uk  

Victory will be steaming again today £50 driver experiences available Train tickets are £2.00 an adult and £1.00 a child or a family ticket is £5 Train Time Depart 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:45 and the last train 15:15 Member travel free Free entry to the site Food and drink will be available in the Station Kitchen And the Sidings Function Room will be open along with the BBQ

The NWLSME have been around for over 40 years.  Please have a look around the web site to find out more about our Club. Whether you’re an experienced model engineer or an enthusiastic beginner I’m sure you’ll find something that interests you. Our society caters for a wide range of interests including locomotives in the guages 5″ 3.5″ and 2.5″, road vehicles, stationary engines, general engineering and model making. We have regular monthly meetings throughout the year, social evenings and the occasional visit to other clubs.

Vintage rally and illuminations.  Display of vintage vehicles and engines, childrens rides and attractions, stalls and crafts, santa sleigh and grotto, live music and real ale bar all weekend.

This long running established Toy Collectors Fair, started as an Autojumble and Collectors Fair on the 8th November 1980. A previous Autojumble Event had closed on the 7th of May 1979, which had taken place in the Agricultural Hall area of the Maidstone Market. At this period of time, this was a vibrant Cattle, Poultry, Fruit and Vegetable General County Town Market. The success of this Autojumble encouraged the then organisers to arrange another Autojumble for the Saturday 24th October 1981, followed by another booked for the October 1982. During the 1981 event, Jim Mills a trader in Collectable Toys suggested that a Swapmeet was set up. (Toy Fairs were originally Swapmeets, where individuals swapped around items within collections, unlike Toy Fairs which became regular stallholders and dealers) Information on a vacated date was booked for the Saturday 28th February 1982 titled “The Mid Kent Toy Collectors Fair” with following additional dates. The Autojumble section was dropped through lack of support although the Toy Fair continued to trade in the Victorian Agricultural Hall until 1998 when the event moved into the new Market Hall after a major rebuild and redevelopment of the Market area. After 23 years the long standing […]

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2017 Events for Timetable Please check website for up-to-date open times before the event. Easter Monday 17th April – Easter Eggspress. An eggciting combination of steam trains, the Easter Bunny and a host of activities bringing Easter fun for all the family. Make your own Easter bonnet and wear it on your visit. Normal ticket prices apply. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April – Wartime in the Cotswolds. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the railway’s nostalgic and light-hearted look at life in the Cotswolds in the 1940s. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only. There is no free entry. Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May – Cotswold Bricks & Trains Weekend ‘Helping to Build Children’s Imaginations.’ Weekend. Organised in conjunction with the Southern Lego® Train Club. There is a Small Admission charge. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May – Spring Steam and Real Ale Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. Saturday 27th to Bank Holiday Monday […]

Come along with your model traction engine and take advantage of the large area of traffic-free tarmac roads around the site, or bring your own 5inch or 7.25inch loco and run on our 1/2 mile dual gauge ground level track. Saturday evening barbecue and night run. On site camping and caravanning pitches available with electric hook-up. Email or phone for further information and booking form. Last year we had 20 Miniature Traction Engines, 2 Steam Cars, and 11 visiting locos, in addition to a number of our members’ engines.

In conjunction with TWH Clarke and Son of Green Farm. Heavy Horses, Vintage/Classic Tractor Ploughing, working displays and stationary engines, classic cars, static tractors and commercials, craft and trade stands, bygones and demonstrations, children’s rides and activities. Application forms for exhibitors available early 2017. Real Ale Bar, catering, live music and family entertainment. A fabulous Fenland weekend for all the family! Festival admission: £7.50 Two day Festival Pass: £12.00 Accompanied children under 16 FREE

Tractor & Stationary Engine Rally. Two weekend dates this year! 29th April – 1st May 2017 7th & 8th October 2017 John Marshall Yard main rd Kingsley Bordon Hants GU35 9LW On the B3004 01420 474 298 / 07803 237 694 10am-4pm Free Admission All Proceeds to Macmillan