Bringing back memories of the Amber Valley.

Welcome to the website of The Ashover Light Railway Society! Within these pages you will find all the information you require about the original Ashover Light Railway and the ALRS’s plans to recreate a section of this historic narrow gauge railway. Also featured is a photographic tour of part of the picturesque route of the railway, as well as all the latest news from the Society as we drive towards our ultimate goal - to recreate the atmosphere of the Ashover Butts terminus in its heyday.

The Ashover Light Railway Society is a registered charity no. 1129958.

Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no. 06877968.

Registered address :165 Longedge Lane, Wingerworth, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S42 6PR

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Enjoy your visit!

June 2021 tote results

by David Willmott on June 21, 2021

The quarterly tote results are:-

1. A.E. of Sheffield £40.50

2. T.L. of Chesterfield £24.30

3. D.W. of N.York  £16.20

New members of the tote are always welcome. Application forms can be found on the membership page of this website.

June 2021 updates

March 2021 update

by David Willmott on March 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively stopped all practical work at the Rowsley site (until next month)

The March tote results are available:-

!. DW of North Yorkshire wins £40.50

2. BL of Ripley wins £24.30

3. CB of Sussex wins £16.20

Application forms to joint the tote are available on the membership page on this website.

December tote results

by David Willmott on December 7, 2020

The tote for December 2020 has been drawn, and the results are listed below:-

1. JW of New Zealand £40.50

2. DM of Matlock £24.50

3. AE of Sheffield £16.20

Congratulations.

New members of the tote are always welcome, and an application form can be found on the membership page of this website.

ALRS (the AGM)

by David Willmott on September 23, 2020

The society’s AGM was held on September 19th in Covid secure conditions at our Rowsley site. The weather allowed for members to be seated at appropriate distances from each other in the sunshine, and to examine at close hand the progress that has been made at the site since the easing of Covid restrictions.

The next issue of WTRE (the Society’s quarterly magazine),due shortly,  will include an expanded copy of the chairman’s report so that absent members can kept fully up to date with progress.

Tribute was also expressed to the railway artist Eric Leslie whose work has formed the basis of our Christmas cards. (Cards can be purchased from the merchandise pages of this website.)