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  • Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    17 June 2022 Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    The annual Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village will be held this year on Sunday July 3rd.

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  • Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

    25 May 2022 Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

    Crich Tramway Village has been able to partially re-open following the closere to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out. However, tram services and access to the tram depot and exhibition halls remains closed.

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  • Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

    18 May 2022 Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

    Crich Tramway Village is temporarily closed to allow essential sfatey maintenance work to be undertaken.

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  • Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    23 April 2022 Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    Muddlealong have just forwarded some of their completed items to the Ukraine appeal.

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  • New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    04 March 2022 New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village reopens to the public on 12th March. This item provides some background detail, including news of three trams which will feature this season and an indication of the main events planned for 2022.

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  • Calling for music volunteers

    30 January 2022 Calling for music volunteers

    Crich Area Dementia Friends are seeking people who would be willing to volunteer to help out at the monthly music sessions.

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  • Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    29 January 2022 Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    An opportunity to get together every Tuesday for a two course meal and a chat with friends and neighbours at The Glebe Field  Centre, Crich.

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  • Now it's Popalongs!

    19 January 2022 Now it's Popalongs!

    Find out more about the Popalong and Popalong Babies groups.

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  • Paediatric First Aid Course

    14 January 2022 Paediatric First Aid Course

    Popalong Babies, Crich Medical Practice Patients Participation Group and Derbyshire Toy Libraries have come together to organise a paediatric first aid course for parents and carers.

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  • A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    14 December 2021 A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    Join with the Christmas Story as it unfolds in windows around Crich from 15 December to 29 December.

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Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

by Geoff Brown

Row of classic bikes at crich Tramway Village

This year’s ‘Classic Motorcycle Day’ at Crich Tramway Village will be the fifth event for the partnership with the Vincent HRD Owners Club and with sponsorship from Derwent Waste Management.

The event attracts around 300 motorcycles, made up of vintage machines to relatively modern machines of the1990’s, all of which must be over 25yrs old. 

A live band will play at the bandstand during the day and there are numerous trophies for the best machines judged by expert judges, including Best Original Motorcycle judged by the editor of Old Bike Mart, Blue Miller. 

The ‘Best in Show’ Trophy will, again, be voted for by the visiting public, who are encouraged to browse the whole display before making their selection.

Best International and best pre-war bikes from 2021

With 2022 being the year that the Kawasaki Z900’s celebrate their 50th anniversary, the organisers hope for an impressive line-up of Z1’s.

Entry to the event is free for all riders of classic machines and scooters. There is catering on site, a pub and plenty of areas to relax in or go for a walk.

Whilst trams are not currently running, safety work is being conducted this month to get the trams running again in July, but whilst the Tramway management can’t guarantee trams will be running at this stage, they can guarantee the Classic Motorcycle Day will go ahead, even without the trams.

Vincent HRD Owners Club organiser, Jon Lambley said:

“Many of the classic motorcycle owners consider this event to be one of the most important in the year, and we hope that everyone will enjoy this year’s display and vote for their favourite machine.”

To register your machine before 24th June, visit the Crich Tramway Village website: https://www.tramway.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Classic-Motorcycle-Day-Entry-Form-2022-1.pdf and post your form with SAE to the address on the form.

For further information visit: www.trammay.co.uk or telephone number 01773 854321.

Event Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/tramwayclassicmotorcycleday

Text and pictures supplied by Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

by Geoff Brown

Trams at Crich Tramway Village

Further to our last post, Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, is pleased to report that some of the areas are now open to the public, although trams are still not running.

Following an inspection team from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), two distinct areas of concern were high-lighted and safety restrictions meant that the Derbyshire attraction decided to close to the public. After completion of detailed repairs on the traction pole in the main street near the Red Lion pub, the restriction has been formally lifted, allowing access to the main street, refreshments, shops, Stephenson’s Discovery Centre, Workshop Viewing Gallery and Eagle Press.

The other restriction on the Depot Fan, where the trams enter and exit the depots requires more extensive work by external contractors, and as such the tram depots, Exhibition Hall and indoor play area unfortunately remain closed, and it is therefore not possible to move and operate trams.

The management will keep the public updated through their website and social media as to when trams will be able to resume operation.

Dr Mike Galer, General Manager at Crich Tramway Village, said:

“We take safety very seriously at the Museum and we are opening the areas which are no longer under a safety restriction to visitors.

Our Great British Seaside Event planned for Saturday 28th May to Saturday 4th June will go ahead with the entertainment planned, but without the trams running.

Since we cannot operate our trams and still have some areas closed, we are offering a discounted day entry price of just £10.00 for adults and offering free admission to children. Those visitors wishing to purchase free return tickets may still do so at our standard prices, so that they can return when all areas are fully accessible again.”

Up-dates for re-opening can be found on the website: www.tramway.co.uk and social media sites:   www.facebook.com/crichtramwayvillage and www.twitter.com/CrichTramway

Tickets should be purchased on arrival, as the discounted day tickets are not available online.

Copy provided by Crich Tramway Village.

 

Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

by Geoff Brown

Picture of tram at Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, has decided to close temporarily due to safety concerns.

Following a visit on Tuesday 17th May by an inspection team from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), two distinct areas of concern were highlighted.

One covers the Depot Fan, where the trams enter and exit the depots, and the other is an area in the main street near the Red Lion pub.

In practice, for safety reasons, this means that the vintage trams cannot be moved in or out of the depots and in addition, visitors are not permitted into these areas, which renders the Exhibition Hall, Indoor Play Area, Depot and Red Lion currently inaccessible. 

The management are liaising with contractors about a timescale for the structural maintenance to correct the situation.

Dr Mike Galer, General Manager at Crich Tramway Village said:

“It is fair to say that our maintenance regime suffered badly during the pandemic and has further not been helped by the contractors we have asked to carry out the work, having their own difficulties. We take safety very seriously at the Museum and have taken the decision that the Museum will now be closed to all visitors temporarily, which is deeply regrettable and frustrating for all concerned”.

Up-dates for re-opening can be found on the website: www.tramway.co.uk and social media sites:   www.facebook.com/crichtramwayvillage and www.twitter.com/CrichTramway

Copy provided by Crch Tramway Museum.

 

Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

by Linda Philo

lady with hand knitted blanket

Muddlealong have just forwarded some of their completed items to the Ukraine appeal.

As our Muddlers finish items they bring them to the Chapel, where we have our meetings, and where we store them untill we have a good amount to donate.

Luckily we had a lot stored, due to COVID when we couldn’t send them on.

So Margaret (one of our Muddlers) piled them into her car and took them to a collection point in Belper, to be forwarded to Derby and onwards to Poland to help with the Ukraine crisis.

It was all newly finished knitted items:-

                *15 single bed size blankets

                *17 metre square blankets suitable for shawls or for children.

                *26 children’s jumpers and 1 cardigan

                *14 hats

                *5 hat and scarf sets

                *4 scarves

I had recently taken quite a lot of items to Derby Royal Hospital – 2 large bags of metre square blankets used for knee or shoulder blankets and a lovely large bag of Twiddlemuffs. 

This time I took them to the Macmillan Unit, but I vary donations between that ward and the dementia and end of life care wards.

Muddlealong meet in Crich Wesleyan Chapel on Chapel Lane on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon of each month, 2pm-4.30pm. New members are always welcome :-)

Lynne Field

 

New Season at Crich Tramway Village

by Geoff Brown

LPTB 1622, the largest class of tram in the UK used in London between 1912 1nd 1940

Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, re-opens after winter maintenance on Saturday 12th March 2022.

After a difficult couple of years, the popular visitor attraction managed to open for some time during 2020 and 2021, though operating under government Covid-19 guidelines, which meant limited access to some of the facilities. 

Now that the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, all the facilities will be open, though with continued measures to maintain high levels of hygiene.

The team at Crich look forward to launching refurbished tram, Newcastle 102, into service later in the season following further checks. 

LPTB 1622 is the only remaining working example of the largest class of tramcars from anywhere in the UK, and will be running complete with waist panel adverts, similar to those it would have carried in London between 1912 and 1940.

London United tram 159
London United tram 159

Another popular London tram, London United Tramways 159, originally built to an elegant Edwardian design to appeal to the fashionable West London districts of Hampton Court, Hammersmith and Wimbledon in 1901, has required some maintenance, but should join the operating fleet after final adjustments.

Engineering Manager, Graeme Wigglesworth, said:

“The Workshop and Facilities Teams have worked tirelessly over the winter on the maintenance and refurbishment of the trams, track, overhead line and general infrastructure, and we are ready to welcome new and returning visitors to Crich Tramway Village from 12th March.”

Newcastle 102 tram
Newcastle 102 tram

There is an exciting programme of special events for the 2022 season, which sees the return of popular favourites, such as ‘Memories of the 1940s’, ‘Great British Seaside’ ‘Classic Motorcycle Day’ ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ and ‘Steampunk Weekend’, plus new events such as ‘Dinosaur Day’ and a weekend dedicated to ‘Yarn Bombing’. The ever popular ‘Tram Day’ on 17th September, features many of the operational trams running, and offers the chance to experience the return trip into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside from a variety of trams, each with their own distinctive interiors and ride experience. For more information, please visit: www.tramway.co.uk

Article provided by Amanda Blair. Photos by Peter Whiteley

 

  • Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    17 June 2022 Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    The annual Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village will be held this year on Sunday July 3rd.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

    25 May 2022 Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

    Crich Tramway Village has been able to partially re-open following the closere to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out. However, tram services and access to the tram depot and exhibition halls remains closed.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

    18 May 2022 Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

    Crich Tramway Village is temporarily closed to allow essential sfatey maintenance work to be undertaken.

    Comments: 0

  • Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    23 April 2022 Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    Muddlealong have just forwarded some of their completed items to the Ukraine appeal.

    Comments: 0

  • New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    04 March 2022 New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village reopens to the public on 12th March. This item provides some background detail, including news of three trams which will feature this season and an indication of the main events planned for 2022.

    Comments: 0

  • Calling for music volunteers

    30 January 2022 Calling for music volunteers

    Crich Area Dementia Friends are seeking people who would be willing to volunteer to help out at the monthly music sessions.

    Comments: 0

  • Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    29 January 2022 Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    An opportunity to get together every Tuesday for a two course meal and a chat with friends and neighbours at The Glebe Field  Centre, Crich.

    Comments: 0

  • Now it's Popalongs!

    19 January 2022 Now it's Popalongs!

    Find out more about the Popalong and Popalong Babies groups.

    Comments: 0

  • Paediatric First Aid Course

    14 January 2022 Paediatric First Aid Course

    Popalong Babies, Crich Medical Practice Patients Participation Group and Derbyshire Toy Libraries have come together to organise a paediatric first aid course for parents and carers.

    Comments: 0

  • A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    14 December 2021 A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    Join with the Christmas Story as it unfolds in windows around Crich from 15 December to 29 December.

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