Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is proud and delighted that once a year, York Normandy Veterans accept its invitation to  play host to them, with a ride on the train followed by a buffet lunch. Last year, the event was on Father's Day 2016, On that occasion, Ruston Hornsby 88DS, Rowntree No3, was named Ken Cooke, after one of the Veterans who is an ex employee of Rowntree's and all the veterans were given honorary membership of the DVLR Society. The story is to be found on the “Reports from 2016” page. A play has been written about the Veterans life changing experiences of those days during the invasion of Normandy using the memories of the York veterans.  It's hoped to take this play on the road, so a Justgiving page has been opened to raise funds to get the show to play out to the wider public, something which this Society wholeheartedly supports. Are you able to help? Any amount of donation would be appreciated. (The picture was taken during the June 2016 visit.) The link below is to the YNV Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/YorkNormandyVeteransandEverwitchTheatre We now know that the tour will be able to go ahead. Some 2017 Yorkshire Tour Dates for Bomb Happy. This list may not be exhaustive, so please also search your own preferred dates or venues as some may have been added which do not appear below. 6th October               Helmsley Arts Centre                              7.30pm 13th October            Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond     7.30pm 26th October             Pocklington Arts Centre                         7.30pm 10th November        Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax    7pm 16th November        Junction, Goole                                         2.30pm 24th November        Otley Courthouse, Leeds                         7.30pm
Restoration of Pump Trolley. A platelayers trolley has been restored to working order by Allan Briggs, DVLR Society. The trolley is  propelled manually by pump action, one of the sorts of devices which have so often lent themselves to contriving humorous farces in films. There’s something compelling and fascinating about them. This one is already causing keen interest among enthusiasts and we can look forward to it’s  being a crowd puller among the general public too, at DVLR. Thanks go to Mr. D B Slater, of York, who donated the remains from which the restoration could be made and to Nick Beilby who helped secure the transaction.  Unveiling:  See below. Upcoming Special Events at Murton, this year: Celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the heritage DVLR. Sunday 27th and Monday 28 th August 2017 (Bank Holiday). Come along and celebrate with us at this special time in our history. Celebrations include: on Sunday 27th., the unveiling to the public of the recently restored pump trolley at 13.00 hours. Notice for DVLR Members. The revised date for the 2017 DVLR AGM. Saturday Sept. 9th at 14.00. Venue: The Function Room, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton. Repeat 2016 high attendance? Public Notice: Advance Notice of Special Event Days to be held next year, i.e. in 2018. Planning Easter 2018 in York? Here is something for your advance diary. Easter will mark the 25th Anniversary of the first public running of a passenger train on heritage DVLR in 1993. This will be celebrated during special running days at DVLR over Easter 2018.  
First: Publicising an Appeal on behalf of York Normandy Veterans’ Play.
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
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Derwent Valley Light Railway
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is proud and delighted that once a year, York Normandy Veterans accept its invitation to  play host to them, with a ride on the train followed by a buffet lunch. Last year, the event was on Father's Day 2016, On that occasion, Ruston Hornsby 88DS, Rowntree No3, was named Ken Cooke, after one of the Veterans who is an ex employee of Rowntree's and all the veterans were given honorary membership of the DVLR Society. The story is to be found on the “Reports from 2016” page. A play has been written about the Veterans life changing experiences of those days during the invasion of Normandy using the memories of the York veterans.  It's hoped to take this play on the road, so a Justgiving page has been opened to raise funds to get the show to play out to the wider public, something which this Society wholeheartedly supports. Are you able to help? Any amount of donation would be appreciated. (The picture was taken during the June 2016 visit.) The link below is to the YNV Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ YorkNormandyVeteransandEverwitchThea tre We now know that the tour will be able to go ahead. Some 2017 Yorkshire Tour Dates for Bomb Happy. This list may not be exhaustive, so please also search your own preferred dates or venues as some may  have been added which do not appear below. 6th October               Helmsley Arts Centre                              7.30pm 13th October            Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond     7.30pm 26th October             Pocklington Arts Centre                         7.30pm 10th November        Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax    7pm 16th November        Junction, Goole                                         2.30pm 24th November        Otley Courthouse, Leeds                         7.30pm Restoration of Pump Trolley. A platelayers trolley has been restored to working order by Allan Briggs, DVLR Society. The trolley is  propelled manually by pump action, one of the sorts of devices which have so often lent themselves to contriving humorous farces in films. There’s something compelling and fascinating about them. This one is already causing keen interest among enthusiasts and we can look forward to it’s  being a crowd puller among the general public too, at DVLR. Thanks go to Mr. D B Slater, of York, who donated the remains from which the restoration could be made and to Nick Beilby who helped secure the transaction.  Unveiling:  See below. Upcoming Special Events at Murton, this year: Celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the heritage DVLR. Sunday 27th and Monday 28 th August 2017 (Bank Holiday). Come along and celebrate with us at this special time in our history. Celebrations include: on Sunday 27th., the unveiling to the public of the recently restored pump trolley at 13.00 hours.  Notice for DVLR Members. The revised date for the 2017 DVLR AGM. Saturday Sept. 9th at 14.00. Venue: The Function Room, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton. Repeat 2016 high attendance? Public Notice: Advance Notice of Special Event Days to be held next year, i.e. in 2018. Planning Easter 2018 in York? Then, here is something for your advance diary. Easter will mark the 25th Anniversary of the first public running of a passenger train on heritage DVLR in 1993. This will be celebrated during special running days over Easter 2018.  
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York,YO19 5UF
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First: Publicising an Appeal on behalf of York Normandy Veterans’ Play.