Welcome to Crich Tramway Village News, where you'll find all the latest news and information from the National Tramway Museum.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Marylebone Station and Crich

Our gates originally stood outside London's Marylebone railway station and were re-erected at Crich in the 1970s.

Our postcard collection includes this image of a pre-1923 Great Central Railway express awaiting departure from Marylebone for Sheffield and Manchester.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Town End

Glasgow 1282 arrives at Town End, Crich village, in March 1963.

Visitors to our 1969 Grand Transport Extravaganza.

March 1979 snow.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

By Road and Rail

The prototype Lucas Aerospace workers' road-rail bus visited Crich in 1980.

It was part of a programme, in conjunction with the North East London Polytechnic, to identify and develop alternative products for the company.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Building Sights

Town End in 1974, viewed from the Derby Assembly Rooms facade during its re-erection at Crich.

A similar viewpoint today, from the top floor of the Assembly Rooms/Library building, with the Stone Workshop contractor's compound in the foreground.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Further Developments

The block wall in the picture will be the toilets in the new education facility

The stairs are now in place for first floor access

Steelwork is in place for the first floor and to support the new roof

A rare viewport from behind the Stone Workshop

Rotten timbers on the existing bookshop roof which is being replaced

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Stone Workshop Scaffolding

Scaffolding is at present being erected for the Stone Workshop's renovation.

Temporary scaffolding stood in front of the Stone Workshop back in 1973 for Granada Television's seven-part adaptation of Howard Spring's novel 'Shabby Tiger', set in 1930s Manchester.

The production featured on the cover of the Tramway Museum Society's Annual Report and Accounts for 1973

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

2011 Events

A list of 2011 events can now be found on our website.  Our first big event of the season will be the ever popular Easter 1940s Weekend, booking forms for re-enactors, vehicle owners and traders will be available to download in the next couple of weeks from our website.

In the meantime here are some links to photos from last years 1940s events courtesy of the re-enactors on Facebook. (You need to be signed up to Facebook to view the photos)