The Apedale Valley Light Railway Annual Gala is on 16th and 17th May this year and advanced tickets are now available on www.avlr.org.uk. Adults tickets are £6 and children £3, with a £15 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children). There is also a £15 “Access-all-areas” ticket for the serious enthusiasts photographers. Advanced tickets get a 5% discount off books, DVDs and replica plates in the Station Shop.
The theme this year is “Locos from Leeds”. Leeds was home to several locomotive manufacturers including Hunslet, Hudswell and John Fowler. The AVLR collection features several examples including of course the recently restored Hudswell Clarke steam locomotive (pictured) and of course visiting locomotives.
There will be trade stands, model railways and all of the usual attractions. The WWI trench system built for last years “Tracks to the Trenches” event will be open to visitors again, with re-enactment groups giving us another taste of life on the front line.