Sunday, 24 September 2017

Progress Sunday 24th September 2017

Dear all,

Today was Derbyshire Day organised by BBC Radio Derby and we were all too delighted to take part. 360 complementary tickets were offered to the BBC and all were taken by pre-booking via our website. The day was a great success with many local residents taking advantage of the offer and seeing what we did. I'm sure many will be back in the coming months and maybe even for Santa. We had plenty of coverage both live and recorded on the radio today, with Sally Pepper paying us a visit. She started off by having a quick lesson on driving a DMU before interviewing staff and visitors. As a supplement, the Miniature Railway and our retail sales did well from the additional numbers of guests.

Down the yard, the new CCTV system was being installed around the Maintenance Facility upgrade works that have been taking place in that area. The Faraday team were here too although it has been too busy to find time to pop down and find out exactly what has been happening!