Railway society hosting sale to celebrate weighbridge museum progress

A railway society restoring an old train building in south Shropshire are hosting two events to celebrate progress made this year.

Bishops Castle Weighbridge Project back in December 2020. In Picture L>R: Roger Dalton, Mike Boyd, Lin Dalton and David O'Neill
Bishops Castle Weighbridge Project back in December 2020. In Picture L>R: Roger Dalton, Mike Boyd, Lin Dalton and David O'Neill

The Bishop's Castle Railway Society has been working for a couple of years now to restore the weighbridge and create a museum dedicated to the history of the town's railway line.

Work has progressed throughout the pandemic when it was safe for them to do so, and Lin Dalton, from the society, said they have made a lot of progress in the last few months and to celebrate, have planned several events.

On Saturday, August 21, the society is hosting a fundraising event with the sale of quality railway books – surplus stock from The Historical Model Railway Society from 10am to 4pm.

This will be held at The Weighbridge Railway Museum, Station Street, Bishop's Castle, with light refreshments available.

The Railway Weighbridge Museum will also be open on Sunday, August 29 from 10am to 4pm to coincide with the town's yard sale event.

Again there will be lots of second hand quality railway books priced at £2, exclusive society gifts, and local Sunny Bank preserves will be there.

Lin said: "In addition, fortnightly drop in open days are planned on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month starting on September 14.

"Visitors can call in anytime between 11am and 3pm and be sure of a warm welcome and a chat over a mug of tea or coffee and cake."

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