Blog Posts from March 2016

World War II Home Front Event

World War II Home Front Event  Step back in time to 1940s Britain with our WWII Home Front event over the Easter weekend. Historic wartime road and military vehicles will be on show and on the move, mingling with vintage trams, which visitors can ride on as often as they wish. War-time songs will...

New Adventure Playground Officially Open

New Adventure Playground Officially Open  The Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Amber Valley, Councillor Trevor Ainsworth and Mrs Jennifer Ainsworth, officially opened the new adventure playground at Crich Tramway Village on Monday 21st March 2016. Situated near to the Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail...

New Season Starts Saturday 19th March 2016

New Season Starts Saturday 19th March 2016  Further to the continuous winter working we are now ready for opening on Saturday 19th March! We are delighted to confirm that planned road works around the area have been postponed. We look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors – including your...

Derby Assembly Rooms Restoration

Derby Assembly Rooms Restoration  We are currently having some restoration work done to the Derby Assembly Rooms at Town End. Originally built between 1765 and 1774, the building was once home to a Ballroom, Supper Room and Cards Room for Derby Society. After a fire in 1963, the surviving façade was...

New Adventure Playground Takes Shape

New Adventure Playground Takes Shape  The new adventure playground is looking great and it is almost ready for the official opening by The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Amber Valley, Councillor Trevor Ainsworth and Mrs Jennifer Ainsworth on Monday 21st March 2016. The outdoor play...

Lifting the Roof on LCC 1

Lifting the Roof on LCC 1  Our current restoration project, to restore London County Council tramcar no.1 to operational condition has a number of milestones within the project. Today we achieved another one of these milestones as we lifted the roof of the tramcar from the main body....

Into the Sun

Into the Sun  Our 2016 operating season is approaching fast; we open to the public on Saturday 19th March, only days away now. Winter maintenance work is still in progress and this morning attention was being given to the roof of the Depot. This required the movement outside of...

Winter Working Continues

Winter Working Continues  As the winter working continues, the volunteers and staff continue to work together. Our Facilities Manager, James Brett, (left in the picture below) takes advantage of John Markham’s experience of our overhead lines as they work together to straighten the...

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