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Model Tram and Railway Exhibition

August 21st, 2015

Discovery Week finishes this week-end with a Science Boffin in the Learning Centre on Saturday 22nd August from 10.30am.

There's a Model Tram and Railway Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday in the Exhibition Hall and Workshop Gallery, which will include Karolina Falls, an On30 layout with passenger and logging trains passing the falls.  The layout features a real waterfall cascading into the ravine below.

Another high light is the Leyburn Avenue - Norbreck a small section of the 'Tramroad' portraying a heritage tram service.

The Big Book Sale Returns

August 19th, 2015
We are absolutley delighted to say that as part of our TMS 60 event on Saturday 19th September, our Library staff and volunteers, will be back with their 'BIG BOOK SALE'.

Horse Tram Cancelled Tuesday 18th August 2015

August 18th, 2015

We are sorry to advise our visitors that the horse tram will not be running on Tuesday 18th August 2015 due to the handler having an injury.  We wish Peter a speedy recovery and will up-date you when we have further news regarding whether the horse will be here for Thursday 20th August 2015.

Chernobyl Visit

August 15th, 2015

A group of children from Chernobyl and their host families visited Crich Tramway Village week commencing 10th August. 

They had never been on trams before and were thrilled to get the opportunity.

They presented staff members with gifts and a song from their country.

The children made the most of all the facilities. including taking the Woodland Walk, where there were various activities taking place from storytelling and clay modelling to willow weaving and meeting Woodies Wings (owls and parrots).

Conductor Retirement

August 10th, 2015

Lawrence Napier has been a volunteer conductor at Crich Tramway Village for more than 40 years but on Friday 7th August he hung up his ticket punch and cash bag for the last time, having reached retirement age.

1940s Home Front Event

August 7th, 2015
We've had a brilliant week so far for our 1940s Home Front event, and are really looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend (8th/9th Aug), when things get even busier. Here are some photos from today, with visitors and re-enactors enjoying a sunny day at Crich.

Great War Veteran Visits Crich Stand.

July 17th, 2015

 

The London Transport Museum Battle Bus, which is currently at Crich as part of the Great War event for this week and the coming weekend, is a true veteran, having been one of the London buses which went to war in 1914.  As was appropriate, it was driven up the hill to Crich Stand to pay its respects at the memorial to the soldiers of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment who gave their lives in the First World War.

Afternoon Tea - 18th - 19th July 2015

July 17th, 2015

Great value Afternoon Teas are available in the Poulson Room, above the Red Lion this week-end. Book to avoid disappointment.

 

Full Afternoon Teas to be served in

The Poulson Room

on Saturday 18th July  and Sunday 19th July from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

London Battle Bus

July 16th, 2015

Battle Bus Arrives!

From the Somme to the Derwent Valley!  The Battle Bus has arrived at Crich.  B2723 was built in January 1914 and entered service on London General Omnibus Company route 9, between Barnes and Liverpool Street, but was soon commandeered by the War Office and sent to war as a troop carrier.   It has been restored to wartime condition, by the London Transport Museum, to commemorate the 1000 plus vehicles of the type that gave sterling service in the First World War.

Battle Bus on the Way to Crich

July 16th, 2015

London Transport Museum’s 1st World War Battle Bus heads for Crich.

 

On Wednesday 15th July the London Transport Museum's Battle Bus was loaded on to road transport for this iconic vehicle to commence its long journey north to join in the Great War event at The National Tramway Museum, Crich

 The Battle Bus is seen here ready to depart London Transport’s Museum Store at Acton.

 Photo courtesy: Mike Crabtree

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