Talks & Tours
The Wensleydale Railway Association Trust (WRAT) has been given a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore Leeming Bar station and to share its heritage with more people and in new ways.
As part of this project, we have launched a diverse series of fascinating live digital talks which are provided for free over Zoom each month. So far topics have ranged from the Leeming Bar Station House project, Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall and The Sierra Leone National Railway Museum in West Africa amongst others. It is thanks to National Lottery players that we are able to host this series of free online talks.
If you would like to take part in any of our talks you can join by following the link underneath the event below or alternatively you can join through our Facebook event.
October 13th at 7pm. Dr Karen Griffiths will be joining the Wensleydale Railway on the 13th of October at 7pm to discuss her research into railway families in Westmorland.
This research has been undertaken as part of the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership which seeks to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape. The project is a partnership between Friends of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other partners.
Join the talk here:
Topic: WR Talk: Dr Karen Griffiths – ‘Railway Families in Westmorland’
Time: Oct 13, 2021 19:00 London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 890 3571 9751
Some of our previous talks can be found online:
- A talk by Will Burnham on what the Leeming Bar project will have on offer. This talk can be found at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja6u90j516E
- A talk by Connor Lagus about how the railway changed everything. This talk can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84_TgynfQfQ
- A talk by Anthony Coulls on the award winning National Railway Museum exhibition Brass, Steel and Fire which is now available to view at the Science Museum in London. This talk can be found at: https://youtube.com/watch?v=OTKdRu1tu9A
- A talk by Steve Davies MBE on the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum. This talk can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1MGT2rDVU