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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All aboard the train at Braystones

Station adopters Skills 4 You based in Cleator Moor provide a safe environment for individuals to actively engage in a workshop setting. They support individuals who are returning to the labour market or those who are taking their first steps towards employment. They offer practical skills development with a choice of activities and address employment …

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The Refreshment Bistro & Bar will offer you a great welcome

Look out everyone for the new cafe on Carnforth Station! Carnforth Railway Station Brief Encounters heritage café has re-opened with new owners and a new name. Friends, family members, members of the town council and local business got together to celebrate the occasion the reopening on September 25th. The renamed Brief Encounter Refreshment Room Bistro & …

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Flimby Inspires

Since adopting the village railway station back in 2019, Flimby Primary School have been doing an excellent job of transforming both platforms and making the railway station more appealing. During the first lockdown in 2020, the school launched an exciting new project ‘Our Flimby’ via their Facebook page, an initiative to try and lift the …

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Millom hosts 175 Anniversary Roadshow

Millom has become the latest station to host a roadshow celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Lakes Line and Furness Railway, other stations participating have included Cark, Dalton, Kents Bank, Grange and Foxfield. David Stubbins (Cark) and Mary Rossall (Kents Bank) hosted the event from the Millom Heritage & Arts Centre on the 3 September …

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175 Celebrations at Foxfield

On 24 August a display celebrating the 175th anniversary of the inauguration of the Furness Railway, was unveiled at Foxfield Station. The idea to have a memorial to recognise the event came from David Hughes, a member of the Duddon Valley Local History Group. Fellow member Stephe Cove then set about designing and producing the …

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Bootle Remembers

What a wonderful turnout to remember the freight train explosion at Bootle on the 22nd March 1945 where Driver H Goodall was killed by the explosion, if it hadn’t been for the actions of Fireman NH Stubbs many more people may have lost their lives, he was awarded the George Medal for his bravery. Dave …

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