Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is proud and delighted that once a year, York Normandy Veterans accept its invitation to  play host to them, with a ride on the train followed by a buffet lunch. Last year, the event was on Father's Day 2016, On that occasion, Ruston Hornsby 88DS, Rowntree No3, was named Ken Cooke, after one of the Veterans who is an ex employee of Rowntree's and all the veterans were given honorary membership of the DVLR Society. The story is to be found on the “Reports from 2016” page. A play has been written about the Veterans life changing experiences of those days during the invasion of Normandy using the memories of the York veterans.  It's hoped to take this play on the road, so a Justgiving page has been opened to raise funds to get the show to play out to the wider public, something which this Society wholeheartedly supports. Are you able to help? Any amount of donation would be appreciated. (The picture was taken during the June 2016 visit.) The link below is to the YNV Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/YorkNormandyVeteransandEverwitchTheatre We now know that the tour will be able to go ahead. Some 2017 Yorkshire Tour Dates for Bomb Happy. This list may not be exhaustive, so please also search your own preferred dates or venues as some may have been added which do not appear below. 6th October               Helmsley Arts Centre                              7.30pm 13th October            Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond     7.30pm 26th October             Pocklington Arts Centre                         7.30pm 10th November        Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax    7pm 16th November        Junction, Goole                                         2.30pm 24th November        Otley Courthouse, Leeds                         7.30pm
Rowntree’s No.3, Ken Cooke, repainting finished and lettering completed. Glynnis Frith reported on 8 Sept. 2017: Here is the all but finished Rowntree No3 Ken Cooke, only two coats of varnish needed once the rain stops. Our sign writer Mark from Acomb Signs has made a fantastic job & made it look so easy. In the picture, The very happy Tony & Glynnis Frith, the proud owners, giving the thumbs up. The unveiling of the restored Pump Trolley took place on Sunday 27th August. A platelayers trolley has been restored to working order by Allan Briggs, DVLR Society. The trolley is  propelled manually by pump action, one of the sorts of devices which have so often lent themselves to contriving humorous farces in films. There’s something compelling and fascinating about them.  The trolley was unveiled during first day of Heritage DVLR’s Quarter Centenary Celebrations. Naming Ceremony as a restored Ruston & Hornsby DS88 re-joined the DVLR’s operational fleet on Monday 28th August. Another DS88 has re-joined the operational fleet of the DVLR. One of two engines on the maiden run at heritage DVLR, 25 years ago, it is now back hauling trains. Thanks to splendid engineering work by DVLR engineers, the engine was running proudly with its former name (Octavius Atkinson) re-applied at the second day of the Heritage DVLR’s Quarter Centenary Celebrations. Upcoming Special Events at Murton, this year: Notice for DVLR Members. The revised date for the 2017 DVLR AGM. Saturday Sept. 9th at 14.00. Venue: The Function Room, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton. Repeat 2016 high attendance? Santa Specials Santa Specials start on Saturday 2nd. December. See Time Tables. Public Notice: Advance Notice of Special Event Days to be held next year, i.e. in 2018. Planning Easter 2018 in York? Here is something for your advance diary. Easter will mark the 25th Anniversary of the first public running of a passenger train on heritage DVLR in 1993. This will be celebrated during special running days at DVLR over Easter 2018.  
First: Publicising an Appeal on behalf of York Normandy Veterans’ Play.
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
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Derwent Valley Light Railway Society is proud and delighted that once a year, York Normandy Veterans accept its invitation to  play host to them, with a ride on the train followed by a buffet lunch. Last year, the event was on Father's Day 2016, On that occasion, Ruston Hornsby 88DS, Rowntree No3, was named Ken Cooke, after one of the Veterans who is an ex employee of Rowntree's and all the veterans were given honorary membership of the DVLR Society. The story is to be found on the “Reports from 2016” page. A play has been written about the Veterans life changing experiences of those days during the invasion of Normandy using the memories of the York veterans.  It's hoped to take this play on the road, so a Justgiving page has been opened to raise funds to get the show to play out to the wider public, something which this Society wholeheartedly supports. Are you able to help? Any amount of donation would be appreciated. (The picture was taken during the June 2016 visit.) The link below is to the YNV Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ YorkNormandyVeteransandEverwitchThea tre We now know that the tour will be able to go ahead. Some 2017 Yorkshire Tour Dates for Bomb Happy. This list may not be exhaustive, so please also search your own preferred dates or venues as some may have been added which do not appear below. 6th October               Helmsley Arts Centre                              7.30pm 13th October            Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond     7.30pm 26th October             Pocklington Arts Centre                         7.30pm 10th November        Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax    7pm 16th November        Junction, Goole                                         2.30pm 24th November        Otley Courthouse, Leeds                         7.30pm Rowntree’s No.3, Ken Cooke, repainting finished and lettering completed. Glynnis Frith reported on 8 Sept. 2017: Here is the all but finished Rowntree No3 Ken Cooke, only two coats of varnish needed once the rain stops. Our sign writer Mark from Acomb Signs has made a fantastic job & made it look so easy. In the picture, The very happy Tony & Glynnis Frith, the proud owners, giving the thumbs up. Restoration of Pump Trolley. A platelayers trolley has been restored to working order by Allan Briggs, DVLR Society. The trolley is  propelled manually by pump action, one of the sorts of devices which have so often lent themselves to contriving humorous farces in films. There’s something compelling and fascinating about them. This one is already causing keen interest among enthusiasts and we can look forward to it’s  being a crowd puller among the general public too, at DVLR. Thanks go to Mr. D B Slater, of York, who donated the remains from which the restoration could be made and to Nick Beilby who helped secure the transaction. Unveiling of restored Pump Trolley on Sunday 27th August. A platelayers trolley has been restored to working order by Allan Briggs, DVLR Society. The trolley is  propelled manually by pump action, one of the sorts of devices which have so often lent themselves to contriving humorous farces in films. There’s something compelling and fascinating about them.  The trolley was unveiled during first day of Heritage DVLR’s Quarter Centenary Celebrations. Naming Ceremony as a restored Ruston & Hornsby DS88 re-joined the DVLR’s operational fleet on Monday 28th August. Another DS88 has re-joined the operational fleet of the DVLR. One of two engines on the maiden run at heritage DVLR, 25 years ago, it is now back hauling trains. Thanks to splendid engineering work by DVLR engineers, the engine was running proudly with its former name (Octavius Atkinson) re-applied at the second day of the Heritage DVLR’s Quarter Centenary Celebrations. Notice for DVLR Members. The revised date for the 2017 DVLR AGM. Saturday Sept. 9th at 14.00. Venue: The Function Room, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton. Repeat 2016 high attendance? Upcoming Special Events at Murton, this year: Santa Specials Santa Specials start on Saturday 2nd. December. See Time Tables. Public Notice: Advance Notice of Special Event Days to be held next year, i.e. in 2018. Planning Easter 2018 in York? Here is something for your advance diary. Easter will mark the 25th Anniversary of the first public running of a passenger train on heritage DVLR in 1993. This will be celebrated during special running days at DVLR over Easter 2018.  
Derwent Valley Light Railway ℅ Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Lane, Murton, York,YO19 5UF
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First: Publicising an Appeal on behalf of York Normandy Veterans’ Play.