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Category Archives: Apedale Valley Light Railway

Santa, Dales Dash and Travellers

A little news round up – firstly the traveler camp that arrived on Sunday and cause the Loomer Road Entrance to be closed yesterday is gone, and the park is open as usual today.  Thanks to Staffs Police for taking quick action as it could have impacted on upcoming events. This coming Sunday (4th) sees […]

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Visit from the Cast of The Hired Man

This weekend we had a visit from the cast of “The Hired Man” which opens on 29th July at the Lichfield Garrick . Based on a novel by Melyvn Bragg this musical follows the life of John Tallentire, a farm labourer and coal miner from the end of the 19th century through the first world. The […]

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2015 Santa Special Pictures

Click here for pictures from the AVLR 2015 Santa Special service.

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AVLR Gala Pictures

We hope everyone who visited during the Gala had a great time, we certainly did!  No time to catch our breath because we have a Bank Holiday coming up with Steam on Sunday and Monday (24th and 25th May).  If you didn’t manage to make it, you can see some of what you missed in […]

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2015 Railway Gala

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 […]

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Apedale Valley Light Railway’s Easter Fun

The Apedale Valley Light Railway​ starts it’s 2015 season this weekend with three whole days of Steam, featuring the Kerr Stuart 3014 “Joffre” (pictured).  There will be Easter fun on the railway with the Great Easter Egg Hunt.

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Events 2015

We’ve just updated our website with all of the Railway events for 2015, other events will be added as they are announced.  If you are running any events in the Apedale Country Park or in the surrounding communities, do let us know and we will pop them on our website.  If you are running an […]

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Santa Special Pics 2014

Pictures from this years Santa Special are now up on our website, just click here to find them!

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THE WONDERS of LOBBY

This weekend the lobby fairy will be visiting our café (I was reminded of this by our ever alert museum manager), so if you are walking in the park it’s a great way to warm up. We’ve used local produce so it really is a taste  of North Staffordshire!. The railway will be running their […]

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Weekend events 9th and 10th August

Not one, but two events this weekend at Apedale! On Saturday and Sunday the Apedale Valley Light Railway are holding another Teddy Bear’s outing which means steam trains on both days and free rides for kids who bring their teddy’s with them, we’ll also be doing a teddy bear hunt activity in the museum. The […]

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