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  • hilly 5:01 pm on January 31, 2017
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    Falconwood Miniature Railway Public Running 2017 

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society  have just announced their programme of public running dates and other events for 2017, as their web site says:

    Public Running Dates 2017
    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017 for another summer of nostalgia, riding behind our steam and electric locomotives. The dates and timings have now been confirmed.
    The railway and clubhouse will be open from 2:00-5:00pm. Train rides will be available for children and adults(!), with the last ticket issued at 4:30pm. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.
    Sunday April 9th 23rd
    Sunday May 7th 21st
    Sunday June 4th 18th
    Sunday July 2nd 16th 30th
    Sunday August 13th 27th
    Sunday September 10th 24th
    Sunday October 8th (last running)

    Santa Special 2017
    Tickets for the 2017 Santa Special, to be held on Sunday December 10th, will be on sale at the last two Public Running Events, September 24th and October 8th. Ticket prices are to be confirmed, with a maximum of 4 tickets per family, Admission to the Santa Special is by ticket ONLY.
    The maximum age of children will be 8 years, and each ticket allows one adult to travel with the child. Please note that no parking  will be allowed on site on the day of the Santa Special.

    Open Day 2017
    We will be holding an open day for visiting clubs on 7 October.

    Before heading down to Falconwood it’s worth checking the Welling and District Model Engineering Society web site for any updates or late cancellations.

    Details of how to get to the WDMES site, plus a sound recording and video of the miniature railway in action can be seen in previous posts about the model railway. The location of the site is shown in the Google Earth snippet below. It’s hidden behind the Electricity Station on Rochester Way, sandwiched between Falconwood Field and the railway line. Entrance is from Rochester Way.

    It’s great that WDMES have been able to keep going on their local site.

     

    WDMES is located South of Falconwood Field and North of the railway line behind the electricity sub-station. Entrance is from Rochester Way

    WDMES is located South of Falconwood Field and North of the railway line behind the electricity sub-station. Entrance is from Rochester Way

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

     
  • hilly 4:48 pm on January 17, 2016
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    Falconwood Miniature Railway Public Running 2016 

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society  have just announced their programme of public running dates and other events for 2016, as their web site says:

    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2016 for another summer of nostalgia, riding behind our steam and electric locomotives. The dates and timings have now been confirmed.
    The railway and clubhouse will be open from 2:00-5:00pm. Train rides will be available for children and adults(!), with the last ticket issued at 4:30pm. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.
    Sunday April 10th 24th
    Sunday May 8th 22nd
    Sunday June 5th 19th
    Sunday July 3rd 17th 31st
    Sunday August 14th 28th
    Sunday September 11th 25th
    Sunday October 9th (last running)

    Portable Track Events 2016
    We will be running Portable Track events at Hayes Fair on Saturday 11th June and Chelsfield Village Fete on Saturday 9th July.
    Santa Special 2016

    The Santa special is planned for Sunday 11th December 2016, subject to WDMES remaining on the site. Tickets will be sold on 25th September and 9th October, and will be limited to 4 tickets per person.

    Before heading down to Falconwood it’s worth checking the Welling and District Model Engineering Society web site for any updates or late cancellations.

    Details of how to get to the WDMES site, plus a sound recording and video of the miniature railway in action can be seen in previous posts about the model railway.

    It’s great that the society are still hanging on to their home at the electricity station site near Falconwood railway station, despite uncertainty about the site’s future. Long may they continue.

    For this year’s dates see http://e-shootershill.co.uk/tag/model-railway/

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

     
  • hilly 11:48 am on August 7, 2015
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    Fan Museum Open Day 

    Fan Museum Open Day Flyer

    The Fan Museum in Crooms Hill is holding what has become its annual open day tomorrow, Saturday, between 11.00am and 5.00pm. Residents of Greenwich and Lewisham can get in free provided they bring along some form of identification with their current address (e.g. Driving Licence, utility bill etc.). The museum’s press release gives some background:

    Located in the heart of historic Greenwich, The Fan Museum occupies two handsome Grade II listed Georgian townhouses – lovingly restored internally and externally. It is the only museum in the UK devoted in its entirety to the history of fans and the ancient craft of fan making. The museum houses in excess of 5,000 objects (not all on show at any one time) including works by Salvador Dali, Paul Gauguin and Walter Sickert.
    The museum comprises two distinct displays. One is permanent, and serves as an introduction to fans: their history, manufacture, types and sources. The other is thematic, and changes several times a year. The museum’s current exhibition, Fans of the Belle Époque features a glittering array of fans dating from 1890s-1910s.

    There will be curator-led mini tours for visitors and fan-making demonstrations throughout the day, plus a chance to sample their acclaimed afternoon teas.

     

    The Fan Museum in Crooms Hill

    The Fan Museum in Crooms Hill

     
  • hilly 2:14 pm on January 10, 2015
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    Falconwood Miniature Railway Public Running 2015 

     Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running


    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

    I’m glad to see that Welling and District Model Engineering Society are still at their home at the electricity station site near Falconwood railway station, despite uncertainty about the site’s future. They have just announced their programme of public running dates for 2015, as their web site says:

    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2015 for another summer of nostalgia, riding behind our steam and electric locomotives. The dates and timings have now been confirmed. The railway and clubhouse will be open from 2:00-5:00pm. Train rides will be available for children and adults(!), with the last ticket issued at 4:30pm. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.
    Sunday April 12th 26th
    Sunday May 10th 24th
    Sunday June 7th 21st
    Sunday July 5th 19th
    Sunday August 2nd 16th 30th
    Sunday September 13th 27th
    Sunday October 11th (last running)

    Before heading down to Falconwood it’s worth checking the Welling and District Model Engineering Society web site for any updates or late cancellations.

    The popular Santa Special will run on 13th December if WDMES are still on the site. Santa Special tickets will be available at the 27th September and 11th October openings. There is a maximum of 4 tickets per person.

    Details of how to get to the WDMES site, plus a sound recording and video of the miniature railway in action can be seen in previous posts about the model railway.

    For this year’s dates see http://e-shootershill.co.uk/tag/model-railway/

     Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running


    Welling and District Model Engineering Society public running

     
  • hilly 5:52 pm on August 1, 2014
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    The Fan Museum Open Day 

    Local Community Open Day The Fan Museum, Greenwich Saturday 2 August 2014, 11:00-17:00

    Emily from the Fan Museum wrote with details of their Open Day tomorrow, Saturday 2nd August 2014, a repeat of last year’s successful event. They are aiming to encourage members of the local community who have not visited the museum before to do so. Entry is free (with valid ID such as a driving licence or utility bill) to all residents in the boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham. This will include:

    •    entry to the museum for all Royal Greenwich and Lewisham borough residents
    •    Curator-led mini tours throughout the day
    •    fan-making demonstrations throughout the day
    •    children’s activity trails
    •    refreshments in the Orangery: a sample taster of their popular Afternoon Tea

    The Museum’s afternoon tea is one of “London’s ten best afternoon teas” according to the Daily Telegraph, which recommends “a satisfyingly hefty hunk of chocolate brownie, moist and filled with white chocolate chunks”. There’s also a chance to see a collection of over 4000 fans, most of them antique. The museum’s building is interesting too:  it is formed of two Grade II listed Georgian Town Houses and features a beautiful mural-decorated Orangery where the afternoon tea is served.

    The museum’s address is: 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8ER and the Open Day starts at 11.00am and is open until 5.00pm.

    The Fan Museum in Crooms Hill

    The Fan Museum in Crooms Hill

     
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