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Chelfham Signals and Finials: December 2020

Dec
08
2020

 


Some resumption of restoration work at Chelfham is again possible this month.

This report by Nigel Thompson


In the winter sunshine, we were pleased to receive delivery of 3 new castings of the correct style Evans O’Donnell finials as part of recreating the signals at Chelfham.

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Progress with Tablet Instruments in 2020

Dec
07
2020

Malcolm Kitchen has sent us this report on the work to recreate Tyers No.6 Tablet Instruments.


At the start of 2019, the L&B had five Tyers No.6 tablet instruments restored to working order and ready for use in the Phase 2a extension. More operational instruments would be good to enable ‘long-section’ working and for subsequent extension phases.

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Chelfham Station: November 2020

Nov
27
2020

 


In between the lockdown periods this year, some considerable progress has been made with the restoration work around the site at Chelfham Station.

The few volunteers, usually working separately, and abiding with the social distancing guidelines, have been able to undertake great progress on a variety of projects, as shown in the following pictures.

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100 Club Draw 79: October 2020

Nov
03
2020
8p>  

100 Club

 

The latest L&BRT 100 Club winners have been announced:
See HERE for details. 

 

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The L&B on TV 27th November

Oct
25
2020

Walking Britain's Lost Railways Friday 27 November 8pm Channel 5

Rob Bell discovers the now-abandoned lines that unlocked the wild coastline of north Devon. He begins by following the dramatic Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Railway, which once built, proved an instant success, eventually carrying the glamorous Atlantic Coast Express service, direct from London Waterloo.

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Grant Success

Oct
11
2020

Good News!

Major Lottery Application Granted

Our application bid to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) ‘Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage’ for financial support has been successful.

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway has now received a grant of £79,300 to see us through the winter.

The ‘Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage’ was created by DCMS to help heritage organisations all over the country survive and recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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100 Club Draw 78: September 2020

Sep
30
2020
8p>  

100 Club

 

The latest L&BRT 100 Club winners have been announced:
See HERE for details. 

 

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Eric Leslie RIP

Sep
04
2020

It is with great sadness that we announce that renowned railway artist Eric Leslie passed away last Sunday 30th August 2020.

Eric at the 2018 Gala (Photo Chris Bull)

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100 Club Draw 77: August 2020

Aug
31
2020

 

100 Club

 

The latest L&BRT 100 Club winners have been announced:
See HERE for details. 

 

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A Rowley Moor House timeshare is for sale

Aug
23
2020

 

Due to a change in personal circumstances, one of the Rowley Moor Properties shareholders has reluctantly decided to sell their share in the L&BR related holiday property "Rowley Moor House" at Blackmoor Gate.

Each year the allocated week for the share moves on by about 18 weeks - this means each shareholder gets to see and enjoy Exmoor in all the various seasons as the years go by.

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