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2014 Steam Heritage Guide - biggest ever!

The 2014 edition of the popular Steam Heritage Guide will be available in mid-March, so don't miss out on planning those exciting holidays and days…

Transport Trust Awards 2014

Entries are invited for The Transport Trust Restoration Awards. A number of cash awards, normally up to a maximum of £5,000 each, are made annually…

SS Freshspring - saving a unique survivor

While on the subject of restoration causes, I must mention the ss Freshspring which is the last of a batch of fresh water carriers built to service Royal…

Sandfields Pumping Station – help save it

Tucked away on the south edge of Lichfield is the former Sandfields Pumping Station, looking rather forlorn and neglected. A modern housing estate has…

Nearly there!

The 2013 Steam Heritage Guide is due to be published on 21st March.

2012 Steam Heritage Guide published!

The 2012 Steam Heritage Guide has been published in mid-March

Pleasley Pit is the nation’s angel

The historic Pleasley Pit has won a prestigious national award, highlighting the Derbyshire site as the finest restored industrial building in the country.

Industrial Heritage at Risk

The largest ever research project into the condition of England’s industrial heritage was recently published by English Heritage together with its annual Heritage at Risk Register.

2012 updates

With the end of the 2011 season almost upon us, museums, attractions and events organisers are invited to update their entires on line. Just register (if…

Exclusive new jigsaw range launched!

With those dark evenings coming on, we have produced a range of 520 and 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles to entertain you this autumn and winter. The range of…

Significant milestone achieved in South Africa

On Sunday afternoon, 10th April 2011, four 2-ft Narrow Gauge Garratt locomotives representing the products of four separate manufacturers were steamed together hauling a 35 truck freight train on the private 2-ft Narrow Gauge railway at Sandstone Estates, an agricultural enterprise close to the Lesotho border.

Fourth beam engine restored at Leicester

Leicester's Abbey Pumping Station now has all four beam engines in steamable condition.

Lottery boost for Suffolk’s Industrial Heritage

One of Suffolk’s most important sites of industrial heritage has moved a step closer to a major restoration thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The award of £123,500 will allow the Long Shop Museum to carry out important development work such as architects plans and conservation management to prepare it for stage two of this major project.

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Put the date in your diary now for the 2011 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibtion to be held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa (junction of A425 & B4455).

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