An appeal for historic items suitable for DVLR.
In the mood: Seen on the platform at Murton Park Station: 2 trolleys, 2 portmanteaux, 2 fire buckets, 3 milk churns, a seat and a notice board.
Restoring ambience too.
The work of restoring and maintaining the station, its buildings, track, signal box, yard, coaches and locomotives is crucial and while the work is being done by volunteers, materials are costly. To help DVLR meet these costs, most donations are, as one would expect, pecuniuary. However, there is another way in which you may be able to help the DVLR, with "bygones". DVLR has many items which are used to restore the feel of a bygone railway and its passengers interacting as they go go about their business as a live railway. Just for example, the station has vintage milk churns and some of those old hard cases which were used in ""pre-war" days. They help to bring back the ambience of a station of bygone times with a feeling of impending movement. One is stimulated to ponder, "At any moment will someone come back for their cases or will the churns will be loaded onto a train?" DVLR wants visitors to experience the feeling that they are living with the past's heritage, today. Heritage railway lines have, after all, been the oustanding pioneers in the living history movement.
Charitable status of the Derwent Valley Light Railway Society.
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered number 1161623
Have you anything?
Have you any disused item(s) in the attic/shed etc.which are suitable to embellish the railway or the station, any vintage or suitably "period" item(s) which you are prepared to donate?
If so, DVLR would be grateful to hear from you. There is a contact link lower down this webpage.
Derwent Valley Light Railway,
c/o Yorkshire Museum of Farming,
Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF.
Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Registered number 1161623.