WILL RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC SERVICE AT FOXFIELD OVER
THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND OF 4, 5 & 6 MAY 2019
AS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR SPECIAL VICTORIAN WEEKEND
This will be your first opportunity to travel in newly restored NSR brake 3rd No
23. This vehicle is known as the “Accessible Brake Coach” because part of the guard’s
section has been adapted to carry two wheelchair users and their companions.
Saturday 4th May will be Enthusiast’s Day
The Knotty Heritage Train will run an hourly service. Ex-Sheldon Bar Crane Tank
“Dübs” will be in steam providing demonstrations around the station yard. NSR New
L Class 0-6-2T no 2/72 and Haydock 0-6-0WT Bellerophon of 1874 will be on static
display for inspection in addition to the usual museum exhibits. Bookstall and
railway modelling stalls have been invited. In the marquee in the afternoon there
will be a series of talks/lectures with a local heritage railway theme (free admission)
given by local heritage experts. Also of interest to enthusiasts will be our newly
refurbished licensed bar. Of course Glenn & Carol’s famous cooked breakfasts will
be served in the upgraded cafeteria.
A completely new innovation, courtesy of Sue Moffat and her Borderlines Theatre Company
will be “Interactive Heritage Drama”. Sounds intimidating but it’s great fun. Children,
their parents & grandparents can dress up and act out roles as a Victorian Engine
Driver (or whatever) under the guidance of professional actors in a real railway
carriage. We fully expect to discover a new Benedict Cumberbatch or Olivia Colman.
[ Photo: R Warren]
[ Photo: M Smith]
Sunday 5th May &
Monday 6th May
will be Family Days
The Knotty Heritage Train will run an hourly service. Always a favourite with our
younger visitors, the miniature railway will be in operation. In the marquee there
will be screenings of the New Vic Theatre’s 2008 production of the documentary-musical
“The Knotty” (courtesy of the Staffordshire Film Archive) telling the story of the
North Staffordshire railway.
There will be Grace the Shire Horse and her little friends the Shetland Ponies. There
will be a brass band (Sunday) and on Monday there will be a demonstration of birds
of prey (courtesy of Lower Moss Wildlife Hospital).
DO COME ALONG – IT WILL BE GREAT FUN !!!
The Knotty Heritage Train with some of our Foxfield friends.
The Countess of Chell alights the Knotty Heritage Train