Blog Posts from February 2016

New Adventure Playground Being Installed

New Adventure Playground Being Installed  Work continues on the new outdoor Adventure Playground, which will be suitable for children aged 2 to 14 years old. The picture shows Mordred Castle, but there are many more new items due to be installed to complete the playground. We are on track to have it fully...

Staff and Volunteers Working Together

Staff and Volunteers Working Together  It’s great to see our brilliant team of staff and volunteers working (and resting) together. The team in the Workshop on a bright but cold Tuesday in February showed 17 people working on different projects, helping to restore some of the vintage trams. We welcome...

The Peak District Slow Travel Guide

The Peak District Slow Travel Guide  Bradt’s Slow Travel Peak District brings a new perspective to this much-loved area. Slow down and let expert local author Helen Moat guide you to not just all the well-known places, but away from the crowds to uncover the hidden corners of the Peak District....

Ultimate Tram Driving Experience

Ultimate Tram Driving Experience  Our Ultimate Tram Driving Experience (UTDE) days are filling up fast for 2016, but we still have space early in the season on Sunday 24th April 2016. We have held the price for another year, and those booking for the UTDE also receive a year’s annual membership to...

Robert Morris – New Librarian

Robert Morris – New Librarian  Crich Tramway Village welcomes our new Librarian, Robert Morris. Robert is married with two daughters and originally worked for the National Trust Photographic Library in London. He moved to Derbyshire 15 years ago, after visiting with his wife for short breaks. His...

The Derbyshire Yeomanry in the First World War

The Derbyshire Yeomanry in the First World War  One hundred years ago, the Derbyshire Yeomanry were having quite a different war than the standard text-book image of the Western Front, according to Dr Mike Galer. Dr Galer was the Senior Collection Officer and Curator of the 9th /12th Lancers Museum at Derby...

Red Lion Pub Supports Local Wine Growers

Red Lion Pub Supports Local Wine Growers  Local vineyard, Amber Valley Wines is run by IT specialist, Duncan Mercer, and county councillor Barry Lewis. The pair met in 2010 and decided to have a go at growing their own grapes in Wessington and Brackenfield, Derbyshire. Their own grape varieties include...

Crich Tramway Village – Number 1 for Len Goodman

Crich Tramway Village – Number 1 for Len Goodman  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...

Back in Harness

Back in Harness  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...

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