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More New Items

Books, bricks, pay tokens, even a chunk of tram rail – all sorts coming into the museum.

A quick explanation of these items: the first book is the TPO one mentioned on the chasewaterstuff blog, the next Volume 2 of a Century of (local) Railways – a bit of luck, we already have Volume 1.

Next, one of 3 black and white photos of Asbestos, taken by Robin Stewart Smith in 1993, then a decorative brick – made in Birmingham ( we prefer colliery-made bricks but don’t turn many away!).  Then a British Transport Commission blue enamelled sign and a Hem Heath lamp token, followed by Littleton Colliery Sidings signal box diagram.  A couple of Midland Railway books next – 1 the MR on postcards and 2 an Illustrated History of Midland Wagons.  A token from the Salop Miners’ Federation (1919) is next followed by another book – ‘The Signal Box’ by the Signalling Study Group, and finally for this time, a length of tram rail, given to us by Frank Jennings, a long-time friend of the railway.  We don’t know where it’s from at the moment!

Chasewater Railway Museum - More New Items Chasewater Railway Museum  More New Items Books, bricks, pay tokens, even a chunk of tram rail - all sorts coming into the museum.
Chasewater Railway’s Former Stock - Travelling Post Office

Chasewater Railway’s Former Stock – Travelling Post Office

Travelling Post Office TPO at Hednesford in the 1960s

TPO at Hednesford in the 1960s

Anyone who has been reading this blog may have noticed, in ‘Bits & Pieces’  in the 1970s and early 80s, the mention of a Travelling Post Office (TPO).  Our museum curator has recently acquired a book for the museum’s reference library – ‘An Illustrated History of the Travelling Post Office’ in which the Railway Preservation Society’s purchase…

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The Travelling Post Office
Lichfield News - Late July-Aug

Lichfield News – Late July-Aug

Lichfield News – Late July-Aug

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Burntwood’s Get in the Games

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Published on Friday, 18th July 2014
From dodgeball and trampolining, to Zumba and table tennis, young people across the Burntwood area can try out lots of activities at Burntwood Leisure Centre on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
Positive Futures is hosting a free open day at Burntwood Leisure Centre for anyone aged between 10 and 24 years of age…

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Chasewater Railway Museum

Just a thought about the tremendously successful Chasewater Railway ‘Burton Brewery Locomotive Day’.  It was great to see some museum items ‘on active service’.

2014_07220062 The Hem Heath plate and the Worthington nameplates were attached to their vehicles for the first time in some years.

Hem Heath Plate

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Worthington Plate

These plates usually reside in the museum – it was great to see them put to their proper use!

A gallery of more vehicles on display:

 

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Canal News - Chesterfield Canal, Audlem Festival,History Walk
 Canal News Morse Lock, Chesterfield Canal. Copyright Roger BuntingMorse Lock, Chesterfield Canal. Copyright Roger Bunting Boat trips along the Chesterfield Canal

26 Jul – 30 Aug 2014
10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Address Hollingwood Hub
Works Road
Staveley
S43 2JP

Join the Chesterfield Canal Trust on a boat trip along the Chesterfield Canal.

The Chesterfield Canal Trust will be running the trips using Madeline. This is the new boat fitted out entirely…

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Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era - 1934 – Class 5 - London Midland & Scottish Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era – 1934 – Class 5 – London Midland & Scottish Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era
1934 – Class 5
London Midland & Scottish Railway No.4777 when new in 1947

No.4777 when new in 1947

One of the most successful designs ever built, these engines have been firm favourites with the operating staff ever since William Stanier first introduced them in 1934. A general purpose mixed traffic locomotive which can be used on almost any duty, reliable and easy on maintenance, is…

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The next major event at the Chasewater Railway: Charity Day

The next major event at the Chasewater Railway: Charity Day

The next major event at the Chasewater Railway: Charity Day

The next major event at the Chasewater Railway: Charity Day

271 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2004 Part 4 – The Heritage Centre
271 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Spring 2004
Part 4 – The Heritage Centre

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Lichfield News – Cycle rides for all – 2014 programme

Lichfield News Cycle rides for all - 2014 programme

Lichfield News – Cycle rides for all – 2014 programme

Lichfield News Cycle rides for all - 2014 programme