Category Archive: News

Feb 22

Volunteer Days Extended

Due to the increasing number of regular volunteers, the shed committee have decided to increase the number of volunteer days to now include Tuesdays. This now means  the shed is open for volunteer work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10am to 4pm. On each of these days a responsible key holder opens up the shed and either they …

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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

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 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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Sep 21

First Open Weekend a Success

The Open Weekend on the 17th & 18th September was a big success. On Saturday nearly 100 people, mainly locals, came to see what we are up to and learn more about our plans for the future. With guided tours round the shed, a model railway, railway simulation of the line, steam car and refreshments, …

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