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Chasewater Railway Museum – Armistice Day, 100th Anniversary

Chasewater Railway Museum 

  Remembrance Sunday

100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

The Chasewater Railway Museum is proud to have two Books of Remembrance and two Rolls of Honour to commemorate some of the Railwaymen who lost their lives in the Service of their Country.

The Books  of Remembrance are from the London & North Western Railway, and the Midland Railway.

The Rolls of Honour are from the Barry Railway and the North Staffordshire Railway.

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We salute all men and women who lost their lives in the Service of their Country.

Chasewater Railway Museum – In the Stores

Chasewater Railway Museum – In the Stores

First posted in Chasewaterstuff’s Blog, 2011

 I thought I might publish a few pictures of some of the station furniture which the museum has tucked away, as do many other museums, in store.This item is a roll-fronted ticket rack from about 1938.This is a wooden chair with a Staffordshire Knot carved in the back, formerly of the North Staffs Railway.Finally for this time, another wooden chair, with a cut-out letter ‘M’ in the back, from the Midland Railway.

While it is good that the museum has these and more items in store, it would be nice to think that sometime in the future (probably distant) the museum could be extended and these items could be restored to their former glory and put on show.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Armistice Day

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Armistice Day

The Chasewater Railway Museum is proud to have two Books of Remembrance and two Rolls of Honour to commemorate some of the Railwaymen who lost their lives in the Service of their Country.

The Books  of Remembrance are from the London & North Western Railway, and the Midland Railway.

The Rolls of Honour are from the Barry Railway and the North Staffordshire Railway.

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We salute all men and women who lost their lives in the Service of their Country.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Bench refurbishment

Museum Bench refurbishment

One of the Museum exhibits is an old Railway Station waiting room bench.

This is a North Staffordshire Railway item, purchased from a sale in Stoke-on-Trent in the 1960s

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Having seen heavy use over the many years of its life, the fabric covering was badly worn, exposing the horsehair filling.

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Using the money generated from the ” bench fund” table situated outside the museum room, the bench has been recovered and re sprung.

Bench Recovered

Photo’s by Chasewater Stuff & Oakparkrunner.

An excellent job was carried out by Steve Wade, a local Upholsterer, who has a workshop at the rear of 59 High Street Walsall Wood WS9 9LR.

Steve can be contacted on 07903337000, or at Stephen.wade@sky.com, and he will be pleased to quote for any upholstery work. Details and photo’s of Steve’s work can be found on his website http://www.stevewade.biz/

Chasewater Railway Museum Early Posts – One new and a few old Museum Pieces

Next weekend – open on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September for the Industrial Gala – Come and see the visiting loco, Hunslet 3890-1964, the last standard gauge steam loco built for the UK Until Tornado, and 3 other locos in steam

Chasewater Railway Museum Early Posts

 The following was first published on 16th November 2011

One new and a few old Museum Pieces

The Cannock Station signal box nameboard was delivered to the museum on Tuesday Nov. 14th by Stan, a good friend of the Curator and the museum.  Its final resting place has yet to be decided but it is on show in the museum.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, the photographing of the museum collection continued in the stores, and I thought I might publish a few pictures of some of the station furniture which the museum has tucked away, as do many other museums, in store.This item is a roll-fronted ticket rack from about 1938.This is a wooden chair with a Staffordshire Knot carved in the back, formerly of the North Staffs Railway.Finally for this time, another wooden chair, with a cut-out letter ‘M’ in the back, from the Midland Railway.

While it is good that the museum has these and more items in store, it would be nice to think that sometime in the future (probably distant) the museum could be extended and these items could be restored to their former glory and put on show.

Some fire-related items from the Museum collection from various railways

Some fire-related items from the Museum collection from various railways

Starting with a chimney from the furnace in the tin-smith’s shop at Stafford Road , Wolverhampton.  GWR dated 1900.

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Three fireplace fenders from various offices:

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This one is from the Great Eastern Railway

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The third fender is from the station fireplace at Stowe by Chartley, Great Northern Railway

Another item from Stowe by Chartley on the Great Northern Railway is this stove door.

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Another stove door – from the North Staffs Railway

1857 NSR Stove door

And finally, This North Staffs Railway stove – complete with kettle (very heavy!!)

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