I have spent 5 days at a lovely cottage, Riding Hills Farm, near Hexham in Northumberland exploring Hadrian’s Wall and associated Roman forts It is hard to imagine that these were built in 122AD with the walls being 4 metres tall.
Steve & Carolyn on narrow boat Emmaus stopped to say good bye as the headed off towards the Crick Boat show. We soon headed on our way back to the marina through a couple of lift bridges after a great week in good company.
What a great week we are having. Whilst staying with David Nottage at his home in Shotley Gate we organized to hire a 47 foot narrow boat for a week from Anglo Welsh Boats starting at Tardebigge near Bromsgrove.
I have just finished having a wonderful week in Cumbria. I wanted to spend some time walking through the fels (hills) of the Lake District but staying away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. I found a lovely cottage in Troutbeck and booked it for a week.
The Railway Museum team is delighted to advise that with the generous support of the Victorian Government, a second roof will soon be going up at the Railway Museum.
The project will ensure that heritage-listed locomotive H220 'Heavy Harry', the Museum's star exhibit, will be protected from the elements. The exact details of the size of the roof and the other exhibits it will also protect are now being worked through and further announcements will be made in the near future.
In 2017 a roof was constructed over four wooden carriages and three 19th Century steam locomotives at the eastern end of the Museum site. It has been a complete success. Not only has it enhanced conservation of these historic exhibits by protecting them from the elements, but it has also enabled a vastly improved visitor experience with better signage, better amenity and better access. We are very excited that similar improvements will soon be realised for 'Heavy Harry'.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Williamstown MP and Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne for enabling this important project to proceed.
We will keep you posted with further details of this exciting project as they are confirmed.