Another item kindly donated to the museum collection, is the nameplate SISTER DORA
This was removed from a Midland Metro Tram No 5, after being withdrawn from service.
Although not a Railway item as such, it has a local connection, as it was named after a Walsall Legend Dorothy Patterson. Dorothy or Sister Dora, as she was known worked in the cottage Hospital in Bradford Street in the mid 1800’s. A group of railway workers carried the coffin at her funeral.
The nameplate which was acquired by Councillor Richard Worrall, and Graham Wilkes, was presented to the Museum on Sunday August 11th 2019.
Chasewater Railway Museum
Please have a look at our new website – it’s all there!!
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Tagged Brownhills, Burntwood, Chasewater Railway, Chasewater Railway Museum, Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue, Museum Collection, Norton Canes, Staffordshire, Steam Trains, Walsall, Walsall Wood
Chasewater Railway Museum
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.
We salute all men and women who lost their lives in the Service of their Country.
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Tagged Aldridge, Barry Railway Co, Bloxwich, Book of Remembrance, Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Cannock Wood, Chasewater Railway Museum, Cheslyn Hay, Hazel Slade, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Lichfield, London and North Western Railway, Midland Railway, North Staffs Railway, Norton Canes, Pelsall, Roll of Honour, Walsall, Walsall Wood
Made In Staffordshire Gala
Kerr Stuart & Co. 0-4-0 “Willy” the Well-tank (RMWeb)
Bagnall 0-4-0DH built Stafford 1961, number 3207 “Leys” (Foxfield)
Events News: Made In Staffordshire Gala – May 26th/27th/28th
Made in Staffordshire Gala
Our Chasewater Railway Made in Staffordshire gala May 26th/27th/28th. 10am-5pm each day.
Details of our locos appearing during the gala.over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend “Made in Staffordshire”
Steam loco guest is Kerr Stuart & Co. 0-4-0 “Willy” the Well-tank visiting us in its centennial year having been built in Staffordshire in 1918 and Diesel guest is last but one built Bagnall 0-4-0DH built Stafford 1961, number 3207 “Leys”. Thanks to the respective owners for allowing them to visit us.
Home fleet locos representing Staffordshire are Bagnall “Dunlop No.6” and Bagnall “Kent No.2” plus Diesel E E Baguley “Bass no.5” with Bagnall “Myfanwy” availble to view nearing the completion of her restoration.
Museum, Heritage Centre, Tea Room, Model Railway, Gift shops, Bric-A-Brac and more.
Rover Ticket prices for this event are £8.95 Adult, £7.95 Concession, £4.50 Child 3-15yrs and Non-working members with valid card, 0-2yrs free. A fantastic value family ticket is £24.95 for 2 adults and up to 2 children. No passes or vouchers valid during the gala and for everyone’s safety strictly no track/shed/signal box access without permission.
For weather & travel updates why not tune into our friends at Cannock Chase Radio FM on 89.6 & 94 FM.
There are many exhibits in the Museum made and/or used in Staffordshire – pop in and see us!
Hope to see you there.
More info: http://www.chasewaterrailway.co.uk/
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Tagged Aldridge, “Willy” the Well-tank, Bagnall No 3207 “Leys”, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Chasewater Railway, Chasewater Railway Museum, Diesel Locomotives, Hednesford, Lichfield, Made In Staffordshire Gala, Old Railway Lines, Staffordshire, Steam Locomotives, Steam Trains, Walsall, Walsall Wood
Chasewater Railway’s Volunteer Day
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Tagged Aldridge, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Cannock Wood, Chasewater Railway, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Norton Canes, Old Railway Lines, Pelsall, Staffordshire, Steam Trains, Walsall, Walsall Wood
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
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
A New Acquisition
Refurbished outdoor-type bench given to the railway by Mr.George Clark in memory of his wife, Christine. There are no makers’ marks on the bench, but it may have been on the London, Tilbury and Southend Line at some point. This bench will replace the one which has been on the platform for some years and will now be refurbished by the same man who refurbished the bench in the museum, courtesy of Godfrey and Marion’s Bench Fund. When completed, this bench will be found a home inside at one of the stations.
A very nice inscription on the plaque
‘Look for me in rainbows’
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Tagged Aldridge, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Cannock Wood, Chasewater Railway Museum, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Hazel Slade, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Lichfield, Museum Collection, Norton Canes, Old Railway Lines, Pelsall, Station Bench, Walsall, Walsall Wood