Category Archives: News

Chasewater Railway Museum – June Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

June Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum – Newsletter, May 2018

Chasewater Railway Museum

Newsletter, May 2018

May 2018

Chasewater Railway Museum – January 2018 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

January 2018 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum – Nice New Acquisition

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Nice New Acquisition

This latest acquisition is a very welcome addition to the Museum’s collection of local Cannock Chase items.

Nameplate:  Foggo, 1946, from a standard gauge 0-4-2ST built at the Chasetown workshops of the Cannock Chase Colliery Co.Ltd. in 1946, using parts supplied by Beyer Peacock, together with spare parts accumulated over the years from similar locomotives already at work at the colliery.  The name derives from Mr. Foggo, the General Manager of the company at the time and the nameplate incorporates the year of build.  It became National Coal Board property on 1st January, 1947.  Transferred to Coppice Colliery in early 1954 and to Brereton Colliery later the year.  Scrapped by W.H.Arnott Young in January 1961.  Cast Brass, 21½”x 8¾”, the front repainted.


Chasewater Railway Museum – December Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

December Newsletter


Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society Books

 Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society Books

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Did you or one of your family work at one of the many Collieries in the Cannock & Rugeley area. If so why not get one of the mining books published by the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society. There are 18 books in the series, each one covering one or more of the local Collieries. A very informative collection, written by the miners, who worked at them. These are available from Chasewater Railway Museum. Perhaps an ideal Christmas present. Contact me if you need more information.

Godfrey Hucker – 07751 448523

Chasewater Railway Museum – Newsletter October 2017

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Newsletter October 2017


Chasewater Railway Museum – Newsletter, September 2017

Chasewater Railway Museum

Newsletter, September 2017

Chasewater Railway Museum – News

Chasewater Railway Museum


A new television show for a national network is currently in production and important historical moments within the Midlands area are being researched. It is hoped to garner some interest in this region and find participants with fascinating stories, or mysteries from their ancestral pasts’.
There will be simple personal stories, as well as narratives that touch upon Britain as a whole but undoubtedly, some will address historical moments particular to their home region.
We want to tap into important historical events particular to the Midlands – both well known, as well as those that seem to have been forgotten. This is where you come in: we are asking organisations like yours to help get the word out by circulating our appeal (see attachment), either using social media, email, displaying a print out on notice boards or simply, by good old fashioned word of mouth.