Sunday, 21 July 2019

Progress Report Saturday 20th July 2019

Dear All,

Today saw the first visit to the railway of the Local Defence Volunteers.  The original WW2 Home Guard were in action at Wirksworth Station today as the Belper and Wirksworth L.M S. Railway Platoon who carried out a number of demonstrations much to the amusement of our visitors. There will be more from the platoon on Sunday.

Our first train to Duffield was delayed slightly due to last night's deluge which had caused som drainage problems at Idridgehay crossing. Grateful thanks to Ron who  took time out from the miniature railway to clear the mud from the crossing. The Associated hosted two footplate experiences on the incline today with both sets of visitors expressing much satisfaction with their visit. Up in the town WyvernRail plc held its Annual General Meeting and it was good to see a number of our supporters enjoying a trip to Duffield prior to the meeting.

Today's service was supported by the station cafe, Association shop, miniature railway and booking hall staff.

All the best, Tom