Posts Tagged ‘Ashover’


Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Details of the ALRS members’ day outing are now available.  The date has had to be revised to Saturday 4th September.

Download the booking form by clicking HERE

Link to the LCLR website HERE

Details about Sept 4th HERE

Peggy nameplate raffle draw

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The draw for the sought after replica nameplate took place on December 1st outside Ashover carriage number 4 which is currently undergoing restoration at the GVLR near Ripley.

The illustration shows the draw taking place. The nameplate can be seen resting against the bulkhead of carriage no.4.  How many years is it since Peggy’s name was in the same place as the carriage?

The winner comes from Worcestershire.

Our thanks go to the GVLR for allowing the draw to take place on their premises. (

Peggy & Bridget came home after over 50 years

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Yes, it did happen!  Peggy and Bridget did meet up at the society’s AGM.  The nameplates from these two Baldwin locos did return to Ashover, and were unexpectedly joined by a Joan nameplate as well.

In fact Peggy’s whistle also put in an appearance, as well as many other artefacts from the old ALR.  Considering the fact that it will soon be 60 years since the closure of the railway it is surprising the amount of material that is still available.  Newly discovered items are still turning up.

(Note:-Peggy’s nameplate and whistle were on display courtesy of the NGRM, Tywyn)

Second Successful AGM!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

On Saturday May 10th the Society held its second annual general meeting at the Parish Hall in Ashover.

The turn out was excellent again and the meeting started punctually, with reports given by the Membership Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officer and Secretary. Committee member David Hopkinson and society President Bob Gratton also spoke to the floor, David about his passion for the society and its ambitions, and Bob to thank the committee for its hard work. Chairman Gary Boyd-Hope then went on to give a presentation about the society’s present position and future aims.

Date for the Diary: AGM 10th May!

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Yes it’s that time of year again!

On 10th May the Ashover Light Railway Society will hold its 2nd Annual General Meeting. A chance not just to find out what the Society’s plans are, but also to meet and greet members, maybe even make some new friends!

May Day!

Monday, April 14th, 2008

No, it’s not a cry for help but rather a notification that the ALRS
stall will once again be making an appearance, this time at the Ashover
May Day Carnival, Church Street, Ashover and also at The Ogston Sailing
Club’s open day on May 5th 2008.

So, whichever event you attend, watch out for us there with all our
usual merchandise and information and perhaps even some new stock to be