New play area on the Crich Recreation Ground thanks to Place Project

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  • Exciting update on St Mary's Church Yard!

    20 October 2021 Exciting update on St Mary's Church Yard!

    St Mary’s PCC are excited to be in the planning stages of a sustainable maintenance plan, which will be carried out in cooperation with AVBC.

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  • Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

    10 October 2021 Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

    The weekend of 16th & 17th October sees the welcome return of the Autumn Community Art Sharing presented by Art Share Crich at The Glebe Field Centre.

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  • Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

    21 September 2021 Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

    As part of the BBC's Country File Ramble campaign, Active Crich for Everyone have organised a Community Walk with foraging expert Brendon McDowell. 

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  • Crich Parish Council update

    11 September 2021 Crich Parish Council update

    Read the actions that came from the recent meeting of Crich Parish Council

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  • Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

    11 September 2021 Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

    There will be a work party day – open to all comers with their garden tools – on the morning of 30 October.

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  • Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

    09 September 2021 Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

    Would you like to help young people in our community? 

    In June, 23 young people attended a consultation event and gave an over whelming thumbs up to holding a weekly youth club at The Glebe. We will be kicking off the Youth Club in October and the club will be run by a mix of paid youth workers & volunteers. 

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  • Continued need for Crich Community Pantry

    09 September 2021 Continued need for Crich Community Pantry

    THANK YOU to all those who have topped up the Crich Community Pantry over the past weeks, it has sorely been needed by families and individuals.

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  • An Exhibition of The Royal Family Tree

    08 September 2021 An Exhibition of The Royal Family Tree

    An exhibition of the Royal Family Tree designed and complied by Grange Genealogy will be held at All Saints Church Hall, South Wingfield

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  • Autumn Community Art Share

    06 September 2021 Autumn Community Art Share

    The Autumn Community Art Sharing organised by Art Share Crich is just around the corner. The event is taking place on the weekend of 16th & 17th October at The Glebe Field Centre.

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  • Meal delivery service draws to a close

    02 September 2021 Meal delivery service draws to a close

    Dawn Harper, who has been providing cooked meals for older and more vulnerable people throughout the Covid pandemic has stopped the service as life returns to 'normal'.

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New Season at Crich Tramway Village

by Geoff Brown

LPTB 1622, the largest class of tram in the UK used in London between 1912 1nd 1940

Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, re-opens after winter maintenance on Saturday 12th March 2022.

After a difficult couple of years, the popular visitor attraction managed to open for some time during 2020 and 2021, though operating under government Covid-19 guidelines, which meant limited access to some of the facilities. 

Now that the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, all the facilities will be open, though with continued measures to maintain high levels of hygiene.

The team at Crich look forward to launching refurbished tram, Newcastle 102, into service later in the season following further checks. 

LPTB 1622 is the only remaining working example of the largest class of tramcars from anywhere in the UK, and will be running complete with waist panel adverts, similar to those it would have carried in London between 1912 and 1940.

London United tram 159
London United tram 159

Another popular London tram, London United Tramways 159, originally built to an elegant Edwardian design to appeal to the fashionable West London districts of Hampton Court, Hammersmith and Wimbledon in 1901, has required some maintenance, but should join the operating fleet after final adjustments.

Engineering Manager, Graeme Wigglesworth, said:

“The Workshop and Facilities Teams have worked tirelessly over the winter on the maintenance and refurbishment of the trams, track, overhead line and general infrastructure, and we are ready to welcome new and returning visitors to Crich Tramway Village from 12th March.”

Newcastle 102 tram
Newcastle 102 tram

There is an exciting programme of special events for the 2022 season, which sees the return of popular favourites, such as ‘Memories of the 1940s’, ‘Great British Seaside’ ‘Classic Motorcycle Day’ ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ and ‘Steampunk Weekend’, plus new events such as ‘Dinosaur Day’ and a weekend dedicated to ‘Yarn Bombing’. The ever popular ‘Tram Day’ on 17th September, features many of the operational trams running, and offers the chance to experience the return trip into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside from a variety of trams, each with their own distinctive interiors and ride experience. For more information, please visit: www.tramway.co.uk

Article provided by Amanda Blair. Photos by Peter Whiteley

 

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