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Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Models

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Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue Models A collection of railway models, mostly on show in the museum.  More photographs will be added. Click on the link below to see the full list Models 2020 XL…

Chasewater Railway Museum – News – Grant

Chasewater Railway Museum –

News – Grant

 

The Museum has obtained a grant of £3745 to cover electricity costs. This follows an application to ensure the Museum’s fragile collections can receive appropriate environmental control in these difficult times.

 

The grant is from Arts Council England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund and was only made possible due to public funding from the National Lottery.

 

Our thanks to the National Lottery and its players.

Chasewater Railway Museum – A new item from North of the Border

Chasewater Railway Museum 

A new item from North of the Border

A signal lever collar from the Glasgow and South Western Railway, cast iron with a brass label, reading  ‘Train Waiting’  (Sorry, not very clear in photo.)

The Glasgow & South Western Railway was a self-contained system in south-western Scotland with a total of around 325 miles of track. Its terminus was at Glasgow St. Enoch and from here in connection with the Midland railway expresses ran to London St Pancras via Carlisle, in competition with the West Coast Main Line. The G&SWR also served the important towns of Paisley, Ayr, Kilmarnock, and Dumfries. The locomotive works was at Kilmarnock but was allowed to become very run down and locomotive production ceased after the First World War. Boat trains connected with the company’s steamers at Greenock, Portpatrick and Stranraer. The G&SWR achieved surprisingly high speeds on its passenger expresses, and was remarkably innovative in its locomotive design.

The 1923 Grouping was a horrendous blow to the G&SWR, who found themselves in a subsidiary role to their arch-rival the Caledonian Railway. The MR and the G&SWR had tried to merge several times in the nineteenth century but had been told by the Government that this would be too much of a monopoly.(spellerweb.net)

A hardware example of Railwayana from a company not well represented in the Museum.

These three items are all that we have, apart from the signal collar.

Photographs from Steve Organ’s Collection.

Photographs from Steve Organ’s Collection.

We have received a number of photographs from Steve’s collection and are sorting out those which will be added to our collection.  There are also photos on other subjects which we may well post over time.

Click on a pic for a larger version and use the side arrows to move on.

 

 

Odds & Ends – Brownhills Choir LP

Odds & Ends 

Brownhills Choir LP

This LP came from one of the bric-a-brac outlets, not really our museum object but of interest to Brownhills people, of which I am one!

I think the picture is from 1906

Brownhills Co-operative Choral Society

(1977)

The musical tradition of Brownhills goes back many years and the present Choir, under its conductor Mr. Deryck Langford, unites a wide variety of musical interests and talents.  Until 1949 local music makers had the opportunity to sing in the Brownhills Choral Society or the Brownhills Co-operative Male Voice Choir.  On January 19th, 1949, it was agreed to the amalgamation of the choirs.  The Brownhills Co-operative Choral Society was thus born, under the auspices of the then Education Department of the Walsall and District Co-operative Society.

Conductor: Deryck Langford, Accompanist: Linda Ewins Smith, Organist: Trevor Barratt.

 

Under the leadership of its first conductor, Mr. George Fullelove, the Choir developed an extensive repertoire which included oratorio and light musical compositions.  Their autumn concert of ‘Brass and Voices’ in Walsall Town Hall has become a well-established annual event.

The Choir regularly presents concerts in aid of local charities and continues to enter Music Festivals throughout the country, including the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 1974/5/6 &7.  They had the honour of being invited to sing in International concerts during their last two visits.

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Carriage Prints

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue

Carriage Prints

Carriage Prints – XL Files

Caption text: Object number, name, description, creator, location.

997Picture Travel in 1875 C. Hamilton Ellis W4

997 Picture Travel in 1875 C. Hamilton Ellis W4

998Picture Travel in 1840 C. Hamilton Ellis W4

998 Picture Travel in 1840 C. Hamilton Ellis W4

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Chasewater Railway Museum – June Newsletter

June for blog

June page 2

 

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Chasewater Railway Museum – Accreditation 2016

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Accreditation 2016

Accreditation 2016

The Chasewater Railway Museum has maintained its status, first achieved in 2011, as a fully Accredited Museum, as awarded by Arts Council England.

The award of Full Accreditation is valid for approximately three years, at which point the museum will be invited to provide a return to demonstrate continuing compliance with the Accreditation Standard.

Thanks and congratulations to all who have helped maintain this standard during the past few years, and the museum looks forward to this support continuing in the future.

Our thanks also to our visitors – our efforts would be rather pointless without you.

Museum Christmas Raffle 2015 Results

This is the list of winners in the 2015 Chasewater Railway Museum Christmas Raffle

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CANNOCK CHASE MINING HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Talk and Hawkins Book

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CANNOCK CHASE MINING HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Founded 2002

HQ: 27 Melbourne Rd, Heath Hayes, Cannock, Staffs. WS12 2SH

Dear Member

The next members meeting with speaker will be held on Wednesday May 21st at the Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Rd, Hednesford, Staffs. WS12 1TD.

We start at 3.00pm prompt and the speaker will be DAVID MOORE who will speak on ‘South Staffs Water’

Please make every effort to attend as numbers were low at the last event the Panama Canal talk

Bring a friend or partner its free with no obligations

BREAKING NEWS

Hot from the printers the “Hawkins Colliery” book is now available for purchase it costs £10.00/copy + P&P and they are available from the address above.

The book will also be available from the Chasewater Railway Museum

This IS the final book in the series and the society would like to thank everyone who has helped with…

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