Posts Tagged ‘Rainbow Ends Cafe’

Happy New Year

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

The ALRS would like to take this opportunity to wish all of its members and supporters a very Happy New Year!

Thank you so much to all of those who support us, without you, amongst many things, the Rainbow Cafe would now be just splinters and memories!

The society wishes to convey its best wishes to all for the coming 12 months, and here’s hoping they bring exciting advances to the Ashover Light Railway Society!!!

Radio Derby Appearance

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

On December 1st 2008 President Robert Gratton graced the air waves of BBC Radio Derby in a a 3 minute interview about the ‘Where The Rainbow Ends’ Cafe. Unfortunately due to some slight confusion we were unable to find out the air date of this pre recorded piece and so a message about when to listen in could not be posted in time.

But fear not!

Below is an audio copy of the interview for those who missed it and also you can listen again any time this week by logging onto BBC Radio Derby and listening again by the iplayer!

Download the interview

Ashover On Air Again!

Monday, December 1st, 2008

To co-incide with the ALRS’ relaunch of the Rainbow Appeal for the ‘Where the Rainbow Ends’ Cafe (watch local and railway press for reports!) our President Robert Gratton has kindly agreed to appear on BBC Radio Derby with an exciting update!

The interview is to be recorded later this month and exact details of when it will air will be posted on here as soon as they become available. With the recent completion of A1 60163 Tornado, preserved railways are featuring highly in the press at the moment (long may this continue), so while the public imagination is alight now is the time to press forward with our appeal! It’s time to bring the Rainbow back to Ashover!

Anyone who can help with the appeal in any way should contact myself, (Nicola Fox) at n.fox@alrs.org.uk

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!
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Rainbow Ends… it’s days in Clay Cross

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

After an unexpected series of delays, the former ‘Where the Rainbow Ends’ cafe was finally dismantled between 22nd-24th November; securing a piece of genuine ALR history for use in the railway’s revival.

Using a team of contractors and a small but willing band of volunteers, the octagonal timber building, once the focal point at Ashover Butts, has been placed in storage whilst the structure is assessed and work progresses on our plans for the building’s re-erection.
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Rainbow Ends… it’s days in Clay Cross

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

After an unexpected series of delays, the former ‘Where the Rainbow Ends’ cafe was finally dismantled between 22nd-24th November; securing a piece of genuine ALR history for use in the railway’s revival.

Using a team of contractors and a small but willing band of volunteers, the octagonal timber building, once the focal point at Ashover Butts, has been placed in storage whilst the structure is assessed and work progresses on our plans for the building’s re-erection.
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Delays to Cafe Move

Friday, October 26th, 2007

The preparation work required has not been possible so far, but, the good news is it has been scheduled for the 6th November, so the working party planned for this weekend has again had to be postponed I’m afraid.
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Rainbow Cafe on the Move!

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Well the wait is almost over! If all goes according to plan in the next few days, the ALRS will be able to start dismantling the ‘Where the Rainbow Ends’ café in Clay Cross on October 19. Therefore the Society will be holding its very first working weekend over 19-21 October, which will (hopefully) see the cafe taken down and put into secure storage while work on the planning applications for its future use are completed.
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