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Restoring ambience with "bygones." The work of restoring and maintaining the station, its buildings, track, signal box, yard, coaches and locomotives is crucial and while the work is being done by volunteers, materials are costly. To help DVLR meet these costs, most donations are, as one would expect, pecuniary. However, there is another way in which you may be able to help the DVLR, that is with "bygones". DVLR has many items which are used to restore the period feel of bygone times with the railway and its passengers interacting, as they go about their business as a live railway. Just for example, the station has vintage milk churns and some of those old hard cases which were used in ""pre-war" days. They help to bring back the ambience of a station of bygone times with a feeling of impending movement. One is stimulated to ponder, "At any moment will some gent in a long tweed jacket and plus fours, accompanied by his lady in 1915 war time crinoline, come back to collect his portmanteau, or will some strong young fellow come to load the churns onto a train?" By definition, a museum is a place to muse. DVLR wants visitors, if they wish, to be able to experience the feeling that they are living with the past's heritage, today. Heritage railway lines have, after all, been the outstanding pioneers in the living history movement.
In the mood: Seen on the platform at Murton Park Station: 2 trolleys, 2  portmanteaux, 2 fire buckets, 3 milk churns, a seat and a notice board.
Have you anything?  Have you any disused item(s) in the attic/shed etc. which are suitable to embellish the railway or the station, any vintage or suitably "period" item(s) which you are prepared to donate?  If so, DVLR would be grateful to hear from you. There is an email contact link below.
Derwent Valley Light Railway
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society  is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered number 1161623
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
Click for Derwent Valley Light Railway on day out with the kids Murton Park
Donations - Items
In the mood: Seen on the platform at Murton Park Station: 2 trolleys, 2  portmanteaux, 2 fire buckets, 3 milk churns, a seat and a notice board.
Restoring ambience with "bygones."  The work of restoring and maintaining the station, its buildings, track, signal box, yard, coaches and locomotives is crucial and while the work is being done by volunteers, materials are costly. To help DVLR meet these costs, most donations are, as one would expect, pecuniary. However, there is another way in which you may be able to help the DVLR, that is with "bygones". DVLR has many items which are used to restore the period feel of bygone times with the railway and its passengers interacting, as they go about their business as a live railway. Just for example, the station has vintage milk churns and some of those old hard cases which were used in ""pre-war" days. They help to bring back the ambience of a station of bygone times with a feeling of impending movement. One is stimulated to ponder, "At any moment will some gent in a long tweed jacket and plus fours, accompanied by his lady in 1915 war time crinoline, come back to collect his portmanteau, or will some strong young fellow come to load the churns onto a train?" By definition, a museum is a place to muse. DVLR wants visitors, if they wish, to be able to experience the feeling that they are living with the past's heritage, today. Heritage railway lines have, after all, been the outstanding pioneers in the living history movement. Have you anything?  Have you any disused item(s) in the attic/shed etc. which are suitable to embellish the railway or the station, any vintage or suitably "period" item(s) which you are prepared to donate?  If so, DVLR would be grateful to hear from you. There is a contact link below.
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Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
Murton Park Murton Park
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society  is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered number 1161623
Click: Derwent Valley Light Railway on day out with the kids Click: Derwent Valley Light Railway on day out with the kids