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Wensleydale Railway connects locals with the line

The Wensleydale Railway is hosting an online talk this Wednesday about the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership and the research they have done into railway families in Westmorland.

The Wensleydale Railway Association Trust (WRAT) has been given a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund which has seen the restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Victorian period station house at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire. The station house is now open to the public with visitors welcome to step back in time and enjoy a living museum experience enhanced by our costumed interpreters. 

Integral to this project is the delivery of a heritage education and community engagement programme which is designed to re-engage local people with the railway and its story. As part of this programme, we have launched a diverse series of fascinating live digital talks which are provided for free over Zoom each month. So far topics have ranged from the restoration of the station house, the history of Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall and the development of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum in West Africa amongst others. 

Following a short summer break the next talk is this Wednesday 13th October at 7pm with guest speaker Dr Karen Griffiths. Karen talks about her research into railway families in Westmorland which has been undertaken as part of The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership which seeks to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape.

The project is a partnership between Friends of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other partners. 

If you would like to take part in this free online talk follow the link below: 

Join Zoom Meeting


 Meeting ID: 890 3571 9751

Passcode: 201893

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