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 2020. The renamed Brief Encounter Refreshment Room …

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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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Taste of the Sea – Maryport

More nautical delights await you at the Taste of the Sea event this weekend in Maryport (Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 August). https://visitallerdale.co.uk/taste-cumbria-home/ Comedy at the Wave, a host of local traders at the Producers’ Market, chefs cooking up a treat at the Vici Demo Truck, live entertainment, Shiver Me Timbers play area, children’s activities, …

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Millom Heritage & Arts Centre reopens

The recently refurbished Millom Heritage & Arts Centre is now open again between the hours of 10am – 3.30pm Monday to Saturday (last entry to the museum is 3pm), you will find the Centre located on the southbound platform of Millom Railway station. Drop inside and explore the street where you will find a new …

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