Mabel’s Vintage Fair at Chasewater Railway this Sunday!

I notice that this Sunday, 23rd July 2017, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Mabel’s Vintage Carriage, who have a regular vintage stall in a carriage at the preserved railway.

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Mabel’s Vintage Fair at Chasewater Railway this Sunday!

I notice that this Sunday, 24th July 2016, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway byMabel’s Vintage Carriage, who have a regular vintage stall in a carriage at the preserved railway.

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Chasewater Autumn Fair this Sunday!

Just a quick heads up that this Sunday (20th September 2015), there’s to be an Autumn Fair at Chasewater – it runs from 12 noon until 4pm and features a variety of craft and food stalls for all to enjoy.

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Christmas Fayre at Chasewater Innovation Centre today!

Here’s a chance to get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday, 1st December 2013 – there’s a Christmas Fayre being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre – at the same time, you can check out the Santa Specials at Chasewater Steam Railway, and take a wander around the lake which is now full and teeming with wildlife once more.
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The comeback kid

I see that there Brian Stringer has a new book out – Brian is a local lad and longtime resident of the area, who’s well known to locals, both for his community work and interest in local history.

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Fun events at Chasewater this weekend!

I’ve spotted the following on the Chasewater Country Park Facebook page, which should give some ideas to families wanting to enjoy the good weather but not travel too far this bank holiday weekend.

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Letting off steam

I was saddened to receive yesterday from Chasewater Transport Show organiser Helen Borton, a copy of a mail she’s sent to Chasewater Park management, detailing some conflict within the park community over this popular free show – it doesn’t make pleasant reading.
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Christmas Fayre at Chasewater Innovation Centre today!

Here’s a chance to get into the Christmas spirit today… there’s a Christmas Fayre being held at Chasewater Innovation Centre. At the same time, you can check out the Santa Specials at Chasewater Steam Railway, and take a wander around the lake – now well on the way to recovery after recently being drained.

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An Autumn Winter Affair…

I notice that this Sunday, 4th November 2012, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Burntwood-based Always Red Events.

The inaugural event last June was a whole bunch of fun and I enjoyed it immensely. This one promises to be even better, so why not get down there and join in the fun?

I’ll leave the organisers to tell you all about it. I’ll certainly be checking it out…

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Pictures from the Chasewater Vintage Event

From the canal festival, I spun up to Chasewater to check out the vintage event – We’ll Meet Again. I wasn’t sure what to expect with it – I’d found the Jubilee Shindig at the same venue rather lacklustre, if I’m honest. I needn’t have worried – the whole thing was banging. I arrived about…

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Vintage event at Chasewater Railway today!

I notice that today,  Sunday, the 24th June 2012, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Burntwood-based Always Red Events. It seems like a rather fun thing, and you can do Brownhills Canal Festival on the same day. I’ll leave the organisers to tell you all about it. I’ll certainly…

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Vintage event at Chasewater Railway this Sunday!

I notice that this Sunday, the 24th June 2012, there’s a rather fun looking vintage event being staged at Chasewater Railway by Burntwood-based Always Red Events. It seems like a rather fun thing, and you can do Brownhills Canal Festival on the same day. I’ll leave the organisers to tell you all about it. I’ll certainly…

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Caldmore chameleon

It all went horribly wrong yesterday. Really, terribly awry. Bugger it. This should be a review and pictures of the Caldmore village Festival and the Road Rail steam event at Chasewater Railway. Neither went to plan. After plugging both events here, I decided to spend my free Monday checking them out – first stop Chasewater…

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Chasewater Railway – lots to do today and tomorrow!

I see that Chasewater Railway, the preserved line and hidden gem at Chasewater, have a Jubille Street Party on tomorrow, Tuesday 5th June 2012. It’s at Brownhills West station (The one near the Chasewater Innovation Centre and South Shore), and there will be all the usual stuff, plus traditional fete attractions and stalls. Worth it…

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Pictures from today’s MGs in the Trees event at Chasewater

I’m not much of a petrol head, really, as regular readers will have worked out. I do, however, love old cars and car shows, particularly local ones like the Chasewater Transport Show. Since it was such a bright sunny day today, I hopped along to the MG event I advertised yesterday. I’ve always had a…

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MGs in the Trees – car show at Chasewater this Sunday!

I just spotted on the excellent Chasewaterstuff’s Railway and Canal Blog and via his twitter stream that there’s an MG car show on tomorrow, Sunday 13th May 2012 at Chasewater. There will be lots of classic and restored motors there, and plenty of owners to chat to about their pride and joy. MGs in the…

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Some days catch the light like diamonds

It’s been an odd spring. After the warmth and almost summer-like weather of March, April was a cool, wet disappointment. Spring has sneaked in under the wire, everything gently inching ahead, afraid to make itself noticed. Nature is holding it’s breath waiting for the starting gun of warmer days. Yesterday seems to have been a…

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Happening now – Chasewater Railway spring gala!

Bit late, I know, but it’s a nice day, and the Chasewater Railway Spring Gala is happening all weekend. Headsup to the wonderful Chasewaterstuff, quietly plugging away for Brownhill’s best kept secret. Don’t forget that for the less railway-focussed members of the family, there are two great cafes at the stations at Chasewater and Chasewater…

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Bike Week: Bike Shop Fun Day (via ChaseWaterCycle Blog)

I’ve just noticed that great local bike experts ChaseWaterCycle are having a fun day tomorrow. So, if you’re in town for the Canal Festival, why not top the day off by popping up to a great local bike shop and check out the rides, and Brownhills’ other great microbrewery, Beowolf Beers? ChaseWaterCycle hire bikes, sell…

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Chasewater Railway reopens Saturday!

Further to my recent article on the matter, I’m genuinely shocked – but very, very pleased – that Chasewater Railway now has a complete, working track again and can recommence regular operations tomorrow. Normal timetables will be in operation all weekend and it’ll be excellent to see this dedicated band of enthusiasts able to offer…

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Brownhills – Just one photo! (via Chasewater Stuff’s Railway Blog)

While we’re on the subject of images from the past, over in the steamy, oily corner of Chasewater, top rail and local historian Chasewaterstuff has dug out a gem. I’ll not comment too much, but I’d be interested to see who remembers this demolished pub fitted out like this. As I’ve said before, not much…

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Chasewater Railway Spring Gala – This Weekend!

The coming weekend (18-19th March 2011) sees the return of the Chasewater Railway Steam Gala. This well-supported, fun family event is a cracking day out for all. The little ones will love the steam trains – the sight of Thomas’s real-life relatives is sure to enthrall. For the older members of the family, there are…

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It’s about time

Life has been quite hectic lately and I haven’t got as much stuff up here as I would have liked. Sorry about that, but things seem to be settling down a bit now, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a few things I’ve found with you readers. Some of this stuff may…

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