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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 […]

An exclusive behind the scenes tour, the Access All Areas experience includes: A tour of the Museum with one of our experts: Get closer than ever before to our unique Collection and enjoy the opportunity to get inside one of our rare vehicles. A guided tour of our Archive & Library and Supporting Collections Study Centre: See a number of fascinating items that are not on public display and find out how the Curatorial team work behind the scenes to preserve them. An exclusive look around The Tank Museum Workshops: Find out how our vehicles are maintained and restored by our dedicated staff and take a look at over one hundred vehicles that have yet to go on display or are awaiting restoration, with a guided tour and access to the floor of the Vehicle Conservation Centre. Refreshments: including bacon rolls, Danish pastries and tea/coffee. 12 Month Entry Pass for The Tank Museum (excluding special events)  Commencing from the date of your experience. The Access All Areas experience will last half a day. Morning (8.30am – 1.20pm) sessions are available. Dates for 2017 ·         Saturday 21st January ·         Saturday 4th March ·         Saturday 25th November Price – £65.00 per person – Must be […]

A great little fair with a big personality, offering a warm welcome to both collectors and enthusiasts of various models of road vehicles, trains plus books, spares etc; 10:30am-2:00pm – £1.00 entry Fenton Community Centre, Manor Street, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire ST4 2PT For more information contact Tony Oakes – 01270 652 773

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.

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

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 […]

The Society was formed in 1994 with the purpose of restoring the triple expansion steam pumping engines that remained on the Brede site. Two Tangye engines with their ram pumps and well pumps were installed as part of the original Waterworks concept in 1904. They were joined in 1940 by a third pump manufactured by Worthington Simpson as part of the Darwell Reservoir Project and all three units operated until the end of steam in 1964. Sadly one of the original Tangye pumps was broken up in 1969 but it is very fortunate that the two other examples remain largely intact.Over the years other examples of water pumping engines have been saved and brought to Brede for restoration and display. Acting as a non-profit-making company and a registered charity, the Society’s declared aims are to restore and operate heritage water pumping artefacts from the water industry and to educate the public in the technologies associated with the water pumps and the role they play in bringing safe drinking water to the home. We operate the pumps throughout each open-day. Our Guides will be on hand to tell the story of how the water was drawn from the large wells penetrating […]

Shirley’s 1857 potters’ mill in steam driven by the 1820s beam engine with steam generated with a 1903 Cornish boiler. Santa’s grotto. Christmas themed craft activities for children. Artist blacksmith and other activities.  Attractive canal side location in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Opening times 11am-3pm Sunday 3rd December Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks.Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor “garden” railways will be running, as will our 00 gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available. The profits from the sale of railway tickets on our Charity Day are used to support a local charity. In recent years this has been Disability Challengers, who are our neighbours in Stoke Park. All our public events are held at our Stoke Park site. We don’t offer pre-booking; just turn up on the day. Refreshments. Free parking.

The Engine House is open and steaming on the first Sunday of each month – come along! Most steaming days feature other attractions Free parking Light refreshments available at the Engine House Cafe Picnic area with seating Limited disabled access with a motorised chairlift up to the Engine House.  Unfortunately we do not have disabled toilets School parties and other groups are welcome on weekdays by arrangement Demonstrations given