We are very sorry for the lack of updates since our last update. 2018 has so far been very hectic for ourselves at the same time very exciting.
Firstly, in December last year (2017) we were invited by the Gloucester Life Museum to put on an exhibition for the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited. The exhibition started in January and ended in April 2018 and we were very lucky to reach over 4,000 visitors during this exhibition.
Secondly, we attended the annual Tewkesbury Miniature Steam Rally ran by the Model Steam Road Vehicle Society for the third time this year and again we were welcomed with open arms, this was our third year in attendance and have been welcomed back every year so far since 2016. This years event was special this year as we launched our new appeal and released information about the Museum's latest acquisition, An LMS Goods Van built in 1930 by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited. Since this event the Museum have been all hands on deck to find a suitable home/storage facility for this wagon to be stored in/at and to allow restoration work to take place. Once the Van has been restored it would be a great asset to the Museum and will allow the museum to use the wagon as a form of 'home' for the museum collection and much more.
All of the funds that have been raised through the various museum appeals in the past have been brought forward and will form the initial funds to start the
restoration of the LMS Van and so far the museum have a total of £136 raised to kick start the restoration but further funds will be needed. The approx. restoration costs for the LMS Wagon will
be somewhere in the region of £6,000 and therefore the museum have an LMS Van Appeal to help raise funds for its restoration. If you would like to help the museum with there appeal, please
contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all again for your continued support and following. We look forward to updating you again once the LMS Van has been moved to a new temporary/permanent home and restoration begins.
The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum would like to wish all of our followers and supporters a very Merry Christmas, hope you all enjoy your day and hope you all keep safe.
We shall be back in 2017 with more events, more news and updates and keep watch as we may have a number of special updates for all of our followers and supporters.
Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Museum
Sorry for the lack of updates on our web page, we have been having some technical difficaulty recently, hopefully this is now all fixed and we are back up and running.
RECENT NEWS AND UPDATES
You can now download the Museum's Membership Form directly from our website, just visit the Membership section and download the document direct from there.
We are also hoping that by the end of November we should have our very first sample Tea/Coffee Mug, This will be used as a sample to show you what the first section/collection of mugs will look like and if you like them, we shall be taking orders.
If you are already interested in the idea of owning a Museum Tea/Coffee Mug please do get in touch as we would love to hear from you and we can then make these available sooner rather than later. Further details on the mugs shall follow shortly.
Following our recent quiz night fundraising event we had a good turnout of people for our first fundraising event.
We are sad to announce that we were unsuccessful in purchasing the Gloucester built Class 100 DMU Trailing car which the museum had hoped to purchase as the vehicle was to far gone to be able to restore and would have cost in the region of £100,000.00 to fully restore.
We are sad to inform everyone that the museum had the opportunity to purchase a Gloucester RCW built DMU Car, but sadly as the museum does not currently have the relevant funding we had to turn this down which means the DMU Car in question will be sadly going for scrap next week.
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