Category Archives: Apedale Valley Light Railway

Open for Business and Steam trains next week!

We’re happy to announce that the traveller’s have moved on, and so the Loomer Road entrance to the Country Park (and us!) is open again.  This is in good time for the Apedale Valley Light Railway’s Next event, “Steam and Industry Trains” on Saturday 12th July. In addition to the usual steam service that runs […]

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Bears and Cars

This bank holiday weekend, the Railway is running a Teddy Bears Outing event.  Kids can go free as long as they bring along a teddy bear (other similar stuffed toys are OK too!).  Adults are welcome to bring along their Teddys too although I’m afraid that doesn’t qualify them for the offer!  In the museum […]

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Loco Swap

A while ago the railway chaps asked if they could swap out the Motor Rail loco that’s been part of their display in the museum for many a good year, as they wanted to use it as part of the tracks to trenches event this year (http://www.wdlr.org.uk/). The little petrol engined loco was built for […]

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Easter 2014 at Apedale

Despite our access problems (see earlier posts) we’re not letting that stop us having Easter fun.  Today (Monday 14th April), Tomorrow (15th) and Wednesday (16th) we will be running mine tours and the museum will be open.  We may be announcing more weekdays soon, so do stay tuned!  Either way our café will be open […]

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Winter Warmer

Tuesday and Wednesday this week are lobby days in our café, so if you are walking in the park it’s a great way to warm up. We’ve used local produce so it really is a taste of North Staffordshire! As we’re getting close to Christmas this seems like a good time to talk about some […]

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Mine Maintenance

Unfortunately the mine is going to be closed for a further weekend while we finish the maintenance that we started last week. We are retro-fitting a new starter to our ventilation fan as the old starter had become unserviceable, and it’s a fairly major job. We’d been monitoring the starter’s condition for a while and […]

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Spooky goings-on!

For Halloween the AVLR are swapping steam power for scream power, with an evening of Halloween Ghost Trains! The Ghost Trains start from about 4pm and run until 8pm, normal fares apply. There will be ghostly stories and other spooky fun!

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Railway Gala Pics

Another AVLR Gala under our belt. We may have been a little unlucky with the weather but it was still a great weekend with plenty of things going on. If you missed it check out some of the pictures from the event.

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The News at Ted

Due to the popular Apedale Valley Light Railway Teddy Bears Outing this weekend, Apedale Heritage Centre had a good turnout of teddy bears and other assorted toy animals. Some of them even brought along their owners! It’s time now to round up the ten Apedale teddy bears that had escaped into the museum. Fortunately we […]

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Teddy Bear’s Outing

Next weekend (10th/11th) is AVLR’s Teddy Bear’s outing, and in the museum we are running a couple of activities for kids to go with it. There will be a Teddy Bear Hide and Seek and a colouring competition which you can either do here or take home with you. As ith our other activities there […]

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