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Derby4



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:47 am    Post subject: Kidderminster Railway Museum: 2015 onwards Reply with quote

Does anyone happen to know if KRM is open at weekends currently, even though the railway is closed? Their website only goes to the end of running on 3rd January.
Passing through tomorrow, and fancied a "book browse" and a cuppa!

Thanks

Rob
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think so; it certainly was last weekend. The miniature railway was running, too!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomorrow 12 noon is a Western Locomotive Association event with films, speakers and stands. Sounds good.

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The event will feature slides by Roger Geach, Bernard Mills & Keith Bullock with his highly entertaining British Transport Films. All subject to availability.
The event will start around Mid-Day until approx 5.30pm. Admission is £5.00.
All are welcome so if you want a feast of wonderful Hydraulic nostalgia at an otherwise quiet time of year please come along.
The WLA & Classic Traction Sales Stands will be available & the Class 22 Project will also be in attendance.
Hot/cold drinks & light refreshments are available from the snack bar downstairs.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks both.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Website updated March 1st http://www.krm.org.uk/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Website updated May 25th

Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th June

EXHIBITION OF SIGNALLING
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo fair 11 July

Lots of interesting stalls
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:50 pm    Post subject: Sale and "New Building Appeal" launch Reply with quote

I noticed leaflets for this in the KRM café today. Three day sale of books models, paperwork etc ( see the KRM website for full details) starting on 29th August, to coincide with the "New Building Appeal" launch.

The Museum is aiming to build an extension to the existing building on the land at the Comberton Hill side of the Museum. I think a Lottery funding application may be involved. I assume they require more space to develop their displays, and the educational aspect of the Museum.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:16 am from Post subject: Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn Film shows (now locked)

creese_m wrote:
From David Postle

Just a reminder that our first film show this season will be on Saturday 31st October. Avril and Chris Rowlands are coming to show three films. The main film is 'The Titfield Thunderbolt' which I am sure many of you have seen - but how many on anything other than a TV screen? This is your chance to see it on the big screen and I am sure you will enjoy it more, and notice things you have not picked up before! For those who have not seen it, it is the story of a branch line which is about to be closed and the rail traveller being directed to use the local bus services. Where have we seen that before? What follows and how the railway was saved (sorry to spoil the plot) is really an indication as to what later happened in real life in the preservation world, and it is because of this that we are showing the film, in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the museum, and also the 50th anniversary of the Severn Valley Railway, both notable achievements in the preservation world.

Avril and Chris will also be showing two very early films about the Severn Valley Railway - Steam upon Severn and the Ballad of the Severn Valley line - which show the very early days of the Severn Valley line and some of the characters who made it happen.

I do hope you will be able to come and join us for what will be a great evening.

Best Wishes
David Postle

Details of the rest of the season will follow towards the end of the month.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:51 pm from Post subject: Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn Film shows (now locked)


creese_m wrote:
Details of the December 12th evening . looks lile a good event

Just a reminder that the next film show here at Kidderminster is on Saturday 12th December. The presenters will be Tony Bending and Andy Williams, two people very well-known to those on the Severn Valley Railway as they are two of our elder statesmen who have witnessed the railway develop, and indeed played a huge part in that development themselves, over the last fifty years. Both gentlemen have been prolific photographers over the years, and recorded so much that has happened both on and off the railway. We have asked them to come and share with us some of their memories (the repeatable ones!) of very early life on the SVR, from the very humble beginnings sat in the Coopers Arms, to the time when we actually started to run trains. The emphasis will be on people and anecdotes rather than the trains themselves, although I am sure they too will feature, and I am sure that if the pub talk of the late 60s and early 70s is anything to go by, then we are in for a fascinating evening. It will be a chance for some to relive memories themselves, to see pictures of people still with us , and some sadly not still with us, and it will also give people who did not experience those times an opportunity to see what sacrifices were made and how much hard work was achieved in providing a base for the Severn Valley Railway to become the outstanding heritage railway it now is.

The show as normal will start at 7.30pm and finish about 10-10.15pm. I hope you will be able to come and support this show, as it promises to be a most interesting evening.

Best Wishes
David Postle

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:49 am from Post subject: Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn Film shows (now locked)


creese_m wrote:
Morning all

update from David Postle on the forthcoming January film shows

I hope you all had a good Christmas and were given a new diary by Santa for 2016 into which you can write some dates!

We will be continuing our film show season on 16th and 31st of January but before then we have our railway photograph fair this coming Saturday 2nd. Details of these are as follows -

Saturday 2nd January
Railway Photograph Fair
Another of our very popular railway photograph fairs where you can come and browse through many thousands of railway photographs and add to your collections. There will be the usual presence of the KRM archive to look through (now totalling over 200,000 images), and a number of dealers who will be present with their extensive stocks as well. The dealers booked to attend are Roger Carpenter, Jeremy Sutor, Mike Cremin, Mike Thorp, Rod Blencowe, HMRS, Friends of Hampton Loade station, Mike Petherbridge, Duncan Chandler, and Barrie Geens. Whether it is a particular engine, station or signal box you are interested in, or just a general shot of where your relative once worked, it is highly likely that you will be able to find a photograph at the fair for your collection. The doors open at 10.00am and the fair closes at 4.30pm. The museum will be open and the tea rooms as well, so come and make a day of it - there will certainly be enough photographs to keep you busy. You could even fit in a steam train ride as well if you wanted. We run two of these fairs a year - the next one will be on Saturday July 9th. Admission is free.
Saturday 16th January
Film Show with Keith Bullock - 16mm cine films
Keith is a regular presenter at the KRM shows and he will be entertaining us with some more of his extensive 16mm cine film collection, most of which are from the British Transport Film Unit where he once worked. These are not generally the well-known films that appear on TV and commercial DVD. The BTF Unit produced many hundreds of films, many of them for training purposes as well as in the better-known format of the documentary. Keith acquired many of these films on the closure of the Unit and they include a mixture of all forms of transport, railways, canals, waterways and road, all of which create an evocative view on film remembering the days when steam was king, the canals were still used commercially and there were no motorways. Most of the films date from the 1940s to the 1960s, well within living memory for most! The show starts at 7.30pm and will finish between 10.00pm and 10.15pm. This is definitely an evening for those interest in nostalgia!
Saturday 31st January
Film Show with Mike Christensen - The Longmoor Military Railway
Mike has a passionate interest in both railways and the second world war, and it seems logical he has combined both in his extensive researches into the Longmoor Military Railway. This was a railway set up to provide military training for servicemen who were needed to build railways, maintain railways and operate them safely. There was an extensive track layout and a big fleet of engines, carriages and wagons which ran on a fully signalled line connecting stations. The LMR closed at about the time when the main line preservation movement was starting, but attempts to save it for preservation failed and the stock was dispersed to other sites around the country. The Severn Valley Railway was the recipient of 'Gordon', the 2-10-0 Austerity, and also some coaching stock. Mike will be giving us the benefit of many years research into the operation of the Longmoor site and talking of its history and operation, and the people who ran it. The show starts at 7.30pm and will finish between 10.00pm and 10.15pm.

I do hope you will be able to come to one of more of these events. Many thanks for your support during 2015 and I hope you have a very Happy and prosperous New Year.
Best Wishes
David Postle

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re-Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:35 am from Post subject: Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn Film shows (now locked)

hearn_p wrote:
Or just move it to the KRM thread? http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewtopic.php?p=47200#47200

Patrick
Thanks Patrick. Done as suggested.

The two other KRM related topics have now been locked.
http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3514 Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn Film Shows [Mon Oct 12, 2015 ]
http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3486 Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn shows [Fri Aug 21, 2015].

Can we run with just this one please?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
Re-Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:35 am from Post subject: Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn Film shows (now locked)

hearn_p wrote:
Or just move it to the KRM thread? http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewtopic.php?p=47200#47200

Patrick
Thanks Patrick. Done as suggested.

The two other KRM related topics have now been locked.
http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3514 Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn Film Shows [Mon Oct 12, 2015 ]
http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3486 Kidderminster Railway Museum Autumn shows [Fri Aug 21, 2015].

Can we run with just this one please?


Does the car park remain open for these shows?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

use the LM car park as it is not locked.
Short stay may be cheaper than ours?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stato wrote:
use the LM car park as it is not locked.
Short stay may be cheaper than ours?

Off-peak and weekend it is, £2.50 vs £3. Though peak (before 10am ?) it is £4.50 and thus the SVR car park is actually cheaper
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