Taste Cumbria is back in Wigton!

Only a short walk from Wigton railway station, why not get yourselves down to support this wonderful market town. Wigton is hosting its second Taste Cumbria festival on Saturday 23 April 2022. They brought lots of foodie fun to this pretty town for the first time last year and the feedback was fabulous. The aim …

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Cumbrian community organisation wins top national award for ‘spectacular’ station art exhibition

A Cumbrian ‘Community Rail’ Partnership has won a coveted national award for an eye-catching art exhibition celebrating Workington’s rich railway history, bringing the station into the heart of the community. Community Rail Cumbria fought off strong competition to win the Community Creative Projects and Station Arts prize at the 17th national Community Rail Awards. Working …

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Workington Christmas Market

Just a 10-minute walk from Workington railway station. A fabulous Christmas market is coming to Workington this weekend – just in time to get everyone into the festive spirit.  Taking place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 December in Risman Place, by the former Debenhams store, right in the heart of the town centre. Visitors …

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Merry Christmas from Flimby Primary School

The pupils of Flimby Primary School have been busy producing Christmas designs for a new festive banner that will appear at their local railway station until 4th January 2022. This was a competition to come up with designs that feature both trains and Christmas, promoting rail travel over the festive period but also reminding people …

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Running event back on track

A NEW running and walking event, rescheduled due to Covid, is back in the calendar for 2022. Copeland Borough Council’s Run The Edge challenge will take place between Millom and Whitehaven on Saturday, June 18, 2022. It is expected to welcome more than 800 competitors to the picturesque coast. The event is part of the council’s Connecting …

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Educational trip for Hertfordshire students

Community Rail Cumbria, Northern and Workington Transport Heritage Trust had the pleasure of hosting 60 geography students from the University of Hertfordshire on Thursday. The group has spent the week visiting a number of locations in Cumbria as part of a residential field trip, exploring themes including memory, community, place and identity, and a global …

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