Railway Memorabilia Display

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Aldridge Library situated in Rookery Lane Aldridge, is currently displaying an exhibition of Railway Memorabilia courtesy of Chasewater Railway Museum. The display is housed in two glass cabinets.

To compliment the cabinet display is a screen presentation of the aspects of Chasewater Railway.

The display which was organised by Susan Satterthwaite (a volunteer at Chasewater Railway) will run until the end of May. The Library is open from Tuesdays until Saturdays, (closed Mondays & Sundays).

The artifacts displayed are just a selection of the many on display in the free to enter,  Chasewater Railway Museum, which is situated at Brownhills West Station, and is open on train running days.

Why not visit and relive the past.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Acquisition from the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society

Chasewater Railway Museum

Acquisition from the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society

This is the latest, and probably the last, book to be published by the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society.

The Cannock Chase Coalfield has been covered by the series of books written by various authors over the past few years.  They are all on sale in the Chasewater Railway Museum, which is open on train running days.

Mick Drury, who wrote this book, and others in the series, starting with the Conduit and Littleton Collieries, followed by William Harrison Company Ltd., The Lesser Known Coalmines of the Cannock Chase Coalfield, Cannock Old Coppice Colliery (Hawkins Colliery) and, with the late Jack Sunley and Maurice Davies, Education, Training and Rescue in the Cannock Chase Coalfield.

The Cannock Chase Coalfield was fully covered by this series of books from the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society and this left Mick, who was instrumental in the formation of the Society and, for a time, Chairman, with the completion of this book ‘Boots All My Life’.

All of the books are available in the Chasewater Railway Museum (‘Boots All My Life’ – £14.00) or by using the link below.

The book is priced: £14.00 + p&p.

And is available by contacting Alan Dean on:

westcannock@talktalk.net or enquiries@ccmhs.co.uk.

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – National Coal Board (NCB) Items

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue 

National Coal Board (NCB) Items

Quite a few NCB-related items, if there had been no coal there would be no Chasewater Railway.

Click on the link below to see the full list

All NCB Items – XL Files  12-4-2018

Caption text: Object number, name, description, location in the museum.

Click on a picture to see a larger image, the click on the side arrow to move on.

 

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Cannock Chase Colliery Co. Items

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue

Cannock Chase Colliery Co. Items

Various items from the Cannock Chase Company Co.   (CCCC)

I think that it is fair to say that, if this company had not existed, neither would the Chasewater Railway Museum, certainly not as it is now.

Click on the link below to see the full list

All CCCC Items – XL Files 16-3-2018

Caption text: Object number, name, description, location in the museum.

Click on a picture to see a larger image, the click on the side arrow to move on.

 

Chasewater Railway Museum – New Items

Chasewater Railway Museum

New Items

Three new items of mining memorabilia spotted on e bay by Kevin Pettifor – who gave Barry Bull a call and purchased them. Thanks again Kev.

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This first one is a lapel badge of the Mines Rescue Service, National Coal Board.

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The second one was awarded to Arnold Arrowsmith for five years service with the NCB Mines Rescue Service, West Midlands Division, Sneyd, 1955.

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Both sides

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The third one was awarded to Arnold Arrowsmith for ten years service with the NCB Mines Rescue Service, West Midlands Division, Sneyd.  This one is hall-marked silver.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Littleton Colliery warning notice

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Littleton Colliery warning notice

An opportunity presented itself recently to acquire by way of private purchase half a dozen items of local colliery railway interest. Not since the 1960s and early 1970s, when in that period a good relationship existed between the Railway Preservation Society and local National Coal Board management and which resulted in several donations of interest has the chance to obtain in bulk such star items for the museum collection. Finally a possibly unique cast iron sign headed The Littleton Collieries Ltd.  The last of the six items, the 3 nameplates and 2 worksplates have been posted recently.

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In the Museum

Littleton Sign 2

The notice before the paint-brush got close!

Littleton Sign 1

The notice in situ – left of centre.  We think located near to the Penkridge end of the Littleton Colliery to Penkridge line.