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Date registered: April 26, 2016

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  1. VoBR Magazine No 3 Autumn 2016 — August 11, 2017
  2. VoBR Magazine No 2 Summer 2016 — August 11, 2017
  3. Exciting new shed talks planned into next year — August 11, 2017
  4. Next Shed Event – Thursday 21st September — August 11, 2017
  5. New Walls Revealed at Berkeley Dig — May 9, 2017

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Feb 17

VoBR Magazine No.1 Spring 2016

Feb 16

VBR Attends Festomane


This week the Vale of Berkeley Railway have been attending Festomane, an event designed to promote engineering to schools colleges and the public.       A number of our volunteers such as Tony and Janet have been discussing the opportunities heritage engineering can offer young people in Gloucestershire to help keep these essential skills alive for …

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Jan 29

£2500 Donation Towards Signal Box Fund

SVTEC donation Jan 2017

The Vale of Berkeley Railway have received a very generous donation of £2500 from the Sroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) as a result of funds raised during their excellent Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza show at South Cerney in 2016. The presentation was made on the 10th January by SVTEC members to Mike …

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Jan 06

VBR Featured in January’s Steam Railway


2017 has got off to a great start with Steam Railway’s January issue of it’s magazine (No. 462) featuring a fantastic 6 page article (p40 to 45) on the Vale of Berkeley Railway and our future plans. The editor was taken on a tour of Sharpness and met some of our volunteers late last year. …

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Jan 04

Annual Raffle Winners Announced

We’re delighted to announce our annual raffle was drawn at the Christian Wolmar evening in Bristol on the 15th December. The lucky raffle winners have now all been informed and were: 1st Prize: Mr C Nicol 2nd Prize: Mr J Billet 3rd Prize Mr J Worth Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to everyone …

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Dec 12

Christmas Comes to VBR


On Friday evening nearly 50 members of the railway and their partners, attended an excellent festive Christmas meal at the Berkeley Arms. A good time was had by all, which gave everyone the chance to socialise and perhaps meet other new members of the railway.

Nov 20

Signal Posts

Signal Posts As part of the plan to open a Heritage Railway along the Sharpness branch line, the Vale of Berkeley Railway will need to re-install a good number of GWR & LMS signal posts. Whilst we’ve managed to already obtain a few, recently we’ve been very lucky with donations of signal posts. Rangeworthy GWR Signal …

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Nov 19

Donated LMS Signal

VBR have recently been donated an LMS signal post, complete with both distance & stop boards by John & Rosemary Meek. Since the original Sharpness branch line was owned by both the GWR & LMS railway companies then both types of signalling equipment would have been used and so this may be idea for Berkeley …

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Oct 22

Members Meeting Well Attended


The Members Meeting on the 15th Sept at the Berkeley Arms was well attended and gave a great opportunity for our members to be updated on progress to date. With over 60 members attending out of over 250 that have joined to date, Tim Cambray, Graham Sturgess and Howard Parker gave a series of presentations …

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Oct 22

Crowd Funding Appeal Launched

The Vale of Berkeley Railway has recently launched a Crowd Funding Appeal to try and raise much needed income to help secure the purchase and transport of a number of Midland Railway style Signal boxes from Network Rail. After only a week we’re delighted to have raised £240, but we need more in order to …

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