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UPDATE ON HERITAGE LOTTERY ‘SAVING VOLK’S’ PROJECT FEBRUARY 2017

Although the Aquarium Station and Car Sheds were demolished in November 2016, you will probably be aware by now that there seems to have been little progress with construction! The reason is quite simple……it has taken much longer than expected to locate and disconnect the utility services at both sites.  During demolition of the Car…

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CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR MOVES IN AND DEMOLITION BEGINS!

The appointed construction contractor, Messrs Cheesmur of Lewes, took possession of the Volk’s Electric Railway site on Monday 24th October.  The two sites, Aquarium Station and Car Sheds,  had previously been cleared of track and railway items by Volk’s staff and VERA volunteers and made ready to be formally ‘handed over’ to Cheesmur.  The contractor’s office…

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HERITAGE LOTTERY CAR RESTORATION PROJECT MOVES AHEAD

Tuesday, 24th May 2016 was an historic day for Car no. 4 as it began its journey to Ross-on-Wye to be fully restored by Alan Keef Ltd as part of the Heritage Lottery project.  Service was suspended on the railway at 12.30pm to allow the car to be pushed to a loading point just east of…