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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…
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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.
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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.
Railway Service Badge
Goods in Bad order Label
These three items are all that we have, apart from the signal collar.
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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
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
Caption text: Object number, name, description, creator, location.
997 Picture Travel in 1875 C. Hamilton Ellis W4
998 Picture Travel in 1840 C. Hamilton Ellis W4
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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.
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This is the list of winners in the 2015 Chasewater Railway Museum Christmas Raffle