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PICTURE GALLERY: Weekend event celebrating Armed Forces Day in Rushden

Lt Cdr Pickles, who recently joined the Rushden branch of the Royal British Legion and serves on HMS Queen Elizabeth, said it was a huge honour to be asked to lead the parade and something he felt very proud doing. His son is a sea cadet with the ...

Northamptonshire Telegraph, Mon 20 Jun 2016

Bygones: Graham Wren looks back on his railway years as a trainspotting child and rail employee

Graham Wren, of Chellaston, looks back on his railway years as a train-spotting child and, later, as an employee: THE recent return of the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive to the tracks and the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations brought back memories ...

Derby Telegraph, Mon 20 Jun 2016

Halifax bids to host £5m Great Exhibition of the North

And as Halifax throws its hat into the ring to host the multi-million pound, two-month celebration of the North of England, we are backing the campaign to showcase all that's great about the town and put it on the world stage. The exhibition forms part ...

Halifax Evening Courier, Mon 20 Jun 2016

Bid stepped up for Bradford to stage Great Exhibition of the North

?Sitting geographically between its superb sister museums, the Museum of Science Industry in Manchester and the National Railway Museum in York, the museum in Bradford can be a magnet not only for the innovation of that dynamic city, but for the North ...

Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Mon 20 Jun 2016

Shining a light on superfast broadband

Being born and bred in the Highlands in the 1980s and 1990s brought with it some familiar sounds: the mewing call of a buzzard as it flew overhead; the blast of the locomotive's whistle on the Strathspey steam railway as it passed through Aviemore; and ...

Press and Journal, Mon 20 Jun 2016

Pompeii's Villa of Mysteries at risk of collapse

The report, issued following a hi-tech study with state-of- the-art equipment by ENEA, Italy's national agency on sustainable development, comes just a few months after the restored Villa - which features some of the best-preserved frescoes of the site ...

Telegraph.co.uk, Sun 19 Jun 2016

Londoners choose annual date to celebrate their capital's history

Londoners have chosen May 31 as an annual date to celebrate the heritage of the capital city. The date, which will be celebrated ... The announcement is part of Historic England's ?Keep it London? campaign that aims to get the public to notice and ...

Evening Standard, Sun 19 Jun 2016

Heritage railway plan could hit the buffers

PLANS to preserve Colne Valley Railway are set to suffer a major setback after council officers recommended a proposed expansion should be denied planning permission. Colne Valley Railway Preservation Society wants to buy land known as Newman's ...

Halstead Gazette, Sun 19 Jun 2016

Southport man produces Merseyside steam railway book

Southport steam enthusiasts will be excited to get their hands on a copy of Steam on Merseyside, a new book exploring steam railways in the period 1955-1968. The book ... John, 67, told Visiter.co.uk: "Everybody was a trainspotter when I was a kid. It ...

Southport Visiter, Sun 19 Jun 2016

Watch: Take a walk through virtual Victorian Manchester with this 3D tour

No, you don't need Dr Who's Tardis, or Lord Blackadder's time machine - you just need this video (above) from Neil Millington. Neil, a 3D animator within the oil and gas industry in Scotland, has created this fascinating animation depicting what ...

Manchester Evening News, Sun 19 Jun 2016

?VIDEO: Watch the Flying Scotsman pass through Bathpool Park in Kidsgrove

The Flying Scotsman offer a glimpse to a bygone age - especially when it comes to train travel. One of the jewels in the crown of the National Railway Museum's Collection, the steam train, which underwent a £4.2m refurbishment has been touring the country.

Stoke Sentinel, Sat 18 Jun 2016

Felling, Heworth, Bill Quay and Wardley, in Gateshead, in 21 archive pictures

A further clue to the area's coal-mining links is the route of the former Bowes Railway line that cut through Wardley. Closed in 1974, it is today used by joggers, cyclists and dog walkers. Thanks to Norman Dunn for the use of some of his great archive ...

ChronicleLive, Sat 18 Jun 2016

End of the line for railway which could have crossed Langstone Harbour

The East Southsea Railway was the last public railway to be constructed on Portsea Island. If plans had gone ahead, a circular route was to cross Langstone Harbour, doing away with the ferry. The line was to run east from a junction with the Southsea ...

Portsmouth News, Sat 18 Jun 2016

Keep Lincolnshire's steam locos alive

Over the past few years the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has made great strides in its efforts to secure a stable future and, with that objective in mind, has organised a number of events which have brought in a number of guest engines. For a small ...

Lincolnshire Echo, Sat 18 Jun 2016

Britain's forgotten ambulance trains brought back to life in York

?Until now historians have overlooked the crucial role that ambulance trains played in the First World War, but careful research by our curators and archivists has gradually uncovered this neglected piece of history,? said Jane Sparkes, interpretation ...

Yorkshire Post, Sat 18 Jun 2016

Railway heritage celebrated in photography, animation, and film

Furness Railway heritage is the focus of the free display, open at Cooke's Studios, in Abbey Road, Barrow, on Friday and Saturday, between 1pm and 6pm on both days. After months of research and community workshops, Lost Journeys of the Furness ...

NW Evening Mail, Fri 17 Jun 2016

Ex Pete Waterman Ferrari Testarossa for sale

Pete Waterman has owned a vast collection of desirable vehicles, including commercial railway locomotives of all things - well, what else was he going to spend his millions on besides a monumental model railway set? ... Well preserved throughout its 28 ...

Classic Cars for Sale, Fri 17 Jun 2016

Glam up for railway's Awesome 70s weekend

Chris Price, general manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: ?We are extremely excited to be hosting two great events across one weekend and we are sure that it will leave smiles on the faces of both children and adults alike. ?Fancy dress ...

Whitby Today, Fri 17 Jun 2016

Celebrate Rail Week, ride on HS2 to celebrate the Network SouthEast 30th anniversary and see two new steam ...

Saturday 16 July is the date for the annual Peep behind the scenes' at the Severn Valley Railway, one of the UK's top preserved lines. The day offers the chance to have a look inside the signalbox, carriage shed and new Diesel depot at Kidderminster ...

Rail.co.uk, Fri 17 Jun 2016

Father's Day Gifts 2016: Last minute ideas, free days out and how to create the perfect breakfast in bed

Father's Day is officially just around the corner - and you've less than 72-hours to get your gifts and cards in before his special day. If you're guilty of putting off your gift-hunt because you just don't know what to get him, don't panic, as we've ...

Mirror.co.uk, Fri 17 Jun 2016

What's On listings

More details at www.fullnelson.co.uk. ST LEONARD AND ST ... SCARBOROUGH MARITIME HERITAGE CENTRE: Battle of Jutland centenary exhibition, until 25 July. Open 11am to ... New exhibitions - railway - toys - flower artistry - children's quiz, free entry.

Scarborough Today, Fri 17 Jun 2016

Real ale campaigners celebrate as more Sheffield pubs are protected

The Sheffield and District branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, or Camra, has submitted other applications to get pubs listed as ACVs, with the aim of protecting Sheffield's strong beer heritage. Pub heritage officer Dave Pickersgill said: ?We are very ...

The Star, Fri 17 Jun 2016

Roamer: An earl and a steamroller helped make history at two big boating occasions

The boat was pulled very slowly by a sturdy motor tractor, inch by tortuous inch, from its 'mooring' in one of the railway station's cattle pens to the nearby Pound Brae. Even though this ... I've mentioned the local Lough Erne Heritage community ...

Belfast Newsletter, Fri 17 Jun 2016

Calling all T-Birds and Super Troopers! Rail fans set to step back to groovy 70s

PASSENGERS will be able to take a trip back in time on the Swanage Railway this weekend. The 1970s Express live music steam train will be taking to the rails on Saturday evening to mark the 40th anniversary of the Swanage Railway. There will be music ...

Dorset Echo, Fri 17 Jun 2016

Full steam ahead for restoration project in Skegness

The funding means that once restored the engine will be able to take passengers by train on a trip around the heritage railway at the Park from next year, bringing to life the story of how narrow gauge railways were able to reach remote rural areas ...

Skegness Standard, Thu 16 Jun 2016

Delight at return of steam trains to Borders Railway

David Parker, leader of Scottish Borders Council, said: ?I am delighted to see the return of the steam train trips to the Borders Railway. ?The trips were extremely successful last year with thousands of people visiting the Borders thanks to the journeys.

The Southern Reporter, Thu 16 Jun 2016

Carnforth railway station's dedicated volunteers are recognised

DEDICATED volunteers who give their time to help at Carnforth railway station's heritage centre and information point have been recognised. Mayor of Lancaster Robert Redfern presented group certificates of achievement to the volunteers at an awards ...

The Westmorland Gazette, Thu 16 Jun 2016

Kent's emergency services take part in train derailment exercise in Eythorne

Kent's emergency services were put to the test in a large-scale train derailment simulation. The Night Train Exercise set up the scenario of a car striking a train at a level crossing, causing it to derail. The exercise in Eythorne last night at the ...

Kent Online, Thu 16 Jun 2016

After four years and more than 3000 hours a new £500k level crossing is finally open

A NEW £500,000 level crossing was used fully for the first time on a heritage railway which is getting closer to its dream. Norden Gates level crossing has taken Swanage Railway volunteers four years and more than 3,000 hours of design, building and ...

Bournemouth Echo, Thu 16 Jun 2016

'We're dismantling a council,' admits Darlington leader as £12.5m cuts package is due to be approved

The Dolphin Centre's annual budget will continue to stand at £779,000 alongside a £228,000 budget for the Head of Steam railway museum. Cutbacks will also be made to the town's street cleaning services with the team looking after litter bins, litter ...

The Northern Echo (registration), Thu 16 Jun 2016

We're the goose that laid the golden egg

Not only from within the UK but also across the EU and the rest of the world. ?One of the other big problems is the pressure on our infrastructure. You only have to look at the ongoing issue with the railway.? Sussex is one of the key contributors to ...

The Argus, Thu 16 Jun 2016

New £500000 'Project Wareham' level crossing fully used for first time

Carrying some 450 passengers, and hauled by two late 1960s-built Class 50 British Rail express heritage diesel locomotives, the train started its journey at Derby and was operated by Pathfinder Tours and GB Railfreight. Located west of the Swanage ...

Blackmore Vale Magazine, Thu 16 Jun 2016

New railway ticket could provide million pound boost to West Somerset, says tourism chief

People will now be able to buy one ticket which includes return travel on the Great Western Railway down to Taunton, a bus transfer to Bishops Lydeard and travel along the West Somerset Railway heritage line. ... Railway general manager Paul Conibeare ...

Somerset County Gazette, Wed 15 Jun 2016

Councillors back moving ancient monuments to Ballater's Royal Station

Ancient Pictish monuments will be relocated to a revamped Aberdeenshire railway station, despite a call to keep them in their historic home. Aberdeenshire Council's Marr area committee yesterday backed relocating the Tullich Kirk symbol stones into the ...

Press and Journal, Wed 15 Jun 2016

Newspapers in Education: Euro 2016 in France, week six

It is France's latest cultural treasure and helped bring the region UNESCO World Heritage status. Another point of interest is Lens railway station, which was constructed in 1926, while the Place Jean-Jaurès in the heart of the town has excellent ...

Belfast Telegraph, Wed 15 Jun 2016

Full steam ahead for Awesome 70s event

Chris Price, general manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: ?We are extremely excited to be hosting two great events across one weekend. Fancy dress always makes for a good event, especially the 1970s clothes.? For further information or to ...

Scarborough Today, Wed 15 Jun 2016

The Flying Scotsman to steam along North Wales coastline today

An iconic steam locomotive, running on the main line again after a 10-year long restoration, will run along the North Wales coastline today. The Flying Scotsman, one of the world's most famous railway locomotives, will haul a special excursion train ...

Daily Post North Wales, Wed 15 Jun 2016

Dreamland Margate hopes free entry will reverse park's fortunes

The Twenties pleasure park, which features Britain's oldest rollercoaster, attracted only half the number of visitors initially anticipated by Sands Heritage Ltd, which had been charging £14.95 per adult to enter Dreamland. That fee will now be dropped ...

Telegraph.co.uk, Tue 14 Jun 2016

Would you eat a shipwrecked rabbit to help the war effort?

PEOPLE got meat where they could as German U-boats sank British cargo boats and rationing was introduced during the First World War ? but would you eat shipwrecked rabbits? That was what was on offer in shops at Millom, Dalton and Barrow ... ?The ...

NW Evening Mail, Tue 14 Jun 2016

Dunelm in Coalville should be turned back into cinema, says Labour councillor

"The loss of the museum and the mini-railway are making it more difficult for traders to attract visitors to special events in our retail centre. "This is now the time to ... Heritage Lottery business grants will support this kind of development. "We ...

Leicester Mercury, Tue 14 Jun 2016

Train-mad grandfather, 72, builds an incredible 3000 square foot model railway in his garden shed because his ...

This train-mad grandfather has spent £250,000 building an 3,000 square foot model railway in his garden shed - because his girlfriend won't have it in the house. Roy James, 72, from the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, started building the railway scene in his ...

Daily Mail, Tue 14 Jun 2016

Hedge removal reveals housing site is setting for listed building

For the inspector this matter was resolved when a leylandii hedge on the garden boundary was removed during the inquiry and he was clear that the appeal site was now part of the setting of the listed building. Given this finding, he went on to conclude ...

PlanningResource (subscription), Tue 14 Jun 2016

Day of commemoration in Harwich to mark anniversary of lifesaving Kindertransport operation

The steam locomotive Tornado, was set to operate a series of special train journeys from Harwich to Manningtree along the first part of the route used by the arriving Kinder in 1938 and 1939. However organisers have announced this will now not be ...

Gazette, Tue 14 Jun 2016

Borders Railway steam train trips return

Steam train trips are set to return to the Borders Railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank during August and September. The famous Flying Scotsman used the route earlier this year and there have been previous excursions on the line. Scottish Borders ...

BBC News, Tue 14 Jun 2016

Heritage transport festival weekend is just the ticket for Father's Day

A vintage transport bonanza is all set to take place on the Bodmin and Wenford Railway. Roger Malone provides a sneak preview of the delights that await the visitors and lucky dads on Father's Day. Every father with a love of vintage and all things ...

Plymouth Herald, Tue 14 Jun 2016

Peckham Rye station's 'lost' waiting room to re-open after 50 years

The Grade II listed Victorian building was designed by architect Charles Henry Driver and opened in 1865. Network Rail, Southwark Council and the Railway Heritage Trust are working with architects to restore the space. Here you can see a preview of the ...

BBC News, Tue 14 Jun 2016

Learn about life in Rushden during Victorian times

Rushden Transport Museum and Railway, Rushden Museum and the Trading Places heritage project have teamed up to celebrate the hidden past of Rushden High Street with crime walks, a photographic exhibition and various hands-on activities for children ...

Northamptonshire Telegraph, Tue 14 Jun 2016

A day of nostalgia for bus driving dads

There will also be a miniature steam railway running throughout the day to carry children around the museum's grounds, and there will be games, films and a play cabin for younger children to enjoy. ... For more information on the event, visit wythall ...

Bromsgrove Advertiser, Mon 13 Jun 2016

Epping Ongar Railway makes 'radical' change to services

Epping Ongar Railway has made a 'radical' change to its services meaning passengers can experience the full length of the line in one 45-minute trip. The heritage railway's summer timetable was launched last Wednesday with over 100 passengers on the ...

Brentwood Gazette, Mon 13 Jun 2016

World Cup odyssey: The day Republic of Ireland fans caught the train to Italia '90

A huge train packed with more than 1,000 Republic of Ireland fans, that has travelled 3,000 miles across Europe - from Calais and up and down Italy - only now to be faced with potential World Cup derailment. These fans ... Regardless, it was full steam ...

BBC News, Mon 13 Jun 2016