Crich Tramway Village was featured in Len Goodman's BBC 1 programme, Holiday of My Lifetime, Series 2, Episode 7 on 9th February 2016.
It was actor, Jimi Mistry's turn to take Len to Derbyshire and to some of the sights and experiences which helped shape his childhood.
Jimi visited Castleton and other areas in Derbyshire with Len, which brought back happy memories for him.
Len Goodman outlines his top seven attractions in the area and Crich Tramway Village is listed as number 1!
See the broadcast up to 9th March 2016 via this link:
The man responsible for teaching the actors from Dad’s Army how to march is to put the children through their paces at the Boot Camp, which takes place during the World War II event at Crich Tramway Village during Easter week-end.
Stuart Adams, from Burton, joined the army in 1976 and worked his way up to Sergeant Major. He now enjoys raising the profile of the military and fundraising, especially for the Mercian Regiment, and providing security services for organisations.
He’s coming back! We are thrilled to be able to announce the return of Joseph, our favourite Shire horse, to help with the operation of our horse tram passenger service for 2016.
Joseph will once again be hauling Sheffield 15, our 1874 vintage but still operational horse tram. The pair present a magnificent sight together with a unique opportunity to experience a leisurely, 19th century, mode of city travel.
Derbyshire duo ‘Stunt Double’ have been secured for our Bands at Crich event on Saturday 30th April 2016.
The singing duo consist of Jon Alex a professional club and corporate entertainer for over 20 years and Chris Firminger.
Chris plays guitar in several bands including Firecracker, Dave Berry, Frank White, Julian Jones and Adrian Paris bands and his own Chris Firminger band.
Chris has also recorded many backing songs for TV programme Pop Idol and has played guitar on the hit single ‘Walk like a Panther’ for Tony Christie and Jarvis Cocker.
We are disappointed to learn that the Douglas horse tram service is to be discontinued.
Members might like to read more here:http://www.douglas.im/index.php/news/council-news/item/1299-douglas-horse-tram-service-to-be-discontinued
Our thoughts are with the affected staff and horses. A great tradition has been lost.
We will continue to support the legacy of the horse tram at our demonstrations throughout 2016.
Work continues on the new outdoor playground.
Progress has been made on putting down the hardcore and creating a drainage channel, thanks to the mild weather so far.
The work is on schedule to be completed before the day we open on 19th March 2016.
One of the Crich Tramway Village signs was knocked off when a marquee escaped and blew into it during high winds at the end of 2015.
The skill of our dedicated volunteers has enabled pieces to be welded back onto the ornate metal frame and the sign is being carefully re-painted.
Deconstruction of LCC1 continues. All the glass has now been removed and the next stage will be to remove the roof.
The south bogie has been cleaned and new pins and bushes are being made to replace those which are worn out.
Our dedicated team of Workshop staff and volunteers are working hard. We will keep you up-dated as work progresses.
A new children’s outdoor play area is to be installed at Crich Tramway Village in time for the new season in March 2016.
Wicksteed Playgrounds have been appointed to supply and install most of the elements, which include a Mordred castle, swings, see-saw, twister, zip wire and pick- up sticks.
The new elements will complement the existing ‘Trim Trail’ but the outdated slide and swings will be removed.
The outdoor play area is situated near to the Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail and will provide more facilities for older children visiting Crich Tramway Village.