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Yearly Archives: 2013

Sentinel “Our Heroes Awards”

Last night the Apedale Heritage Centre was honoured to be first runner up at the Sentinel Our Heroes Awards, in the “Community Group of the Year” category. The very deserving winners were Home-Start, and presenting the awards in this category was the Owner and chairman of Port Vale FC, Norman Smurthwaite. This is the video […]

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Railway Gala Pics

Another AVLR Gala under our belt. We may have been a little unlucky with the weather but it was still a great weekend with plenty of things going on. If you missed it check out some of the pictures from the event.

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The News at Ted

Due to the popular Apedale Valley Light Railway Teddy Bears Outing this weekend, Apedale Heritage Centre had a good turnout of teddy bears and other assorted toy animals. Some of them even brought along their owners! It’s time now to round up the ten Apedale teddy bears that had escaped into the museum. Fortunately we […]

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Teddy Bear’s Outing

Next weekend (10th/11th) is AVLR’s Teddy Bear’s outing, and in the museum we are running a couple of activities for kids to go with it. There will be a Teddy Bear Hide and Seek and a colouring competition which you can either do here or take home with you. As ith our other activities there […]

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Upcoming Railway Events

In couple of weeks we expect to be overrun by bears! Not the fierce, bitey kind, but the fluffy, cuddly variety at the AVLR’s Teddy Bear’s outing. Kids who bring their Teddy along will be able to ride for free on the Train. Teddy’s are also welcome in the cafĂ© and museum of course! On […]

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Our inaugural Mining Gala

Any worries of Glastonbury Festival style mud baths or a lack of visitors were soon dispelled on Saturday when the people started to roll in along with fine weather. The Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme kicked off the proceedings and soon we were under way accompanied by the North Staffs Accordion band and the Florence Colliery Brass […]

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Day 1 of the Gala!

A few pictures from the first day of the gala have been posted on our facebook page, more should appear soon and we’ll have them up on this site when we can. A great time was had by all, and the day was a huge success.! If you havn’t visited today, we hope to see […]

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AHC gets royal seal of approval!

The Heritage Centre is one of the recipients of the Queens award for Voluntary Service this year. The award is given annually to recognise the work of volunteers in the UK and is sometimes called the “MBE for volunteer groups”. Obviously, we are over the moon to receive this and the Trustees would like to […]

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Trains start running next week!

Next weekend marks the start of the new Apedale Valley Light Railway‘s 2013 season. Since it is the Easter weekend there will be a steam service on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and also an Easter egg hunt for the kids!

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