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Frank Sarre with the new Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust’s information leaflet.

Information Leaflet

 

STATION OPENING TIMES – JULY 2019

The Board have decided that the Abbey station will now be open ;

EVERY TUESDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FROM 10:00am – 3:00pm

 

 

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL GRANT FOR ABBEY STATION – SHREWSBURY RAILWAY HERITAGE TRUST

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Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust received a Community Grant of £2000 from Shrewsbury Town Council, and this has been used for the purchase and installation of the 5 heaters for the Abbey Station building.

David Morris, Board Member for SRHT said: “We are really pleased to receive a generous grant of £2000 for Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust. The Trustees would like to place on record their appreciation for this tremendous support, which has made the building more warm and will greatly assist with its role as a Community Facility. We also have future plans to install signage, and to consider purchasing audio-visual equipment to further develop use of Abbey Station by local organisations especially heritage societies We want to upgrade the interpretation of the building’s history, so that people can understand the significance of the railway’s contribution to the development of public transport, and rail transport in Shrewsbury. So a big ‘Thank you’ to Shrewsbury Town Council for this splendid financial assistance, which is most appreciated”.

Councillor Jane Mackenzie, Mayor of Shrewsbury said: “On my recent visit to Abbey Station I was impressed with the work that had been completed by volunteers over many years, and with the ongoing dedication that they have to further develop the building for community use. Shrewsbury Town Council has been proud to support this valuable project”

Shrewsbury Town Council awards grants to local organisations to assist them to achieve their aims and objectives. The Council has a policy of only assisting truly local community groups, this is interpreted to mean those organisations based in the Shrewsbury Town Council area, or national bodies, with an independent branch in the same area, providing support to the residents of the Parish of Shrewsbury. …ends.. Image Caption: Councillor Jane Mackenzie, Mayor of Shrewsbury with David Morris, Board Member of Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust. …Ends final… Editor’s contacts: SRHT DIRECTORS-. David Morris: 01743 232651 Philip Davies: 01743 3593

  • Who are we and what do we do?

The Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust was established as a charity in July 2003 to:

  • raise public awareness of the railway heritage of Shrewsbury and its region;
  • advance the education of the public about the railway heritage of Shrewsbury and its region through lectures, publications and other means;
  • collect, document, conserve and interpret material evidence of the railway heritage of Shrewsbury and its region for the public benefit;
  • establish and maintain a museum for the care, display and interpretation of material evidence of the railway heritage of Shrewsbury and its region for the public benefit;
  • support the preservation and interpretation of historic buildings and other structures associated with the railway heritage of Shrewsbury and its region for the public benefit.

The Trust is managed by an elected group of Directors who form a Committee that meets  on a monthly  basis to oversee the work of the Trust.

Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust is a  Registered Charity ( Charity Number 1116296  ) set up under The Companies Act 1985 and 1989 as a ‘Company Limited by Guarantee and not having A Share Capital’ (Company Number 4847614).

A ‘ NEWSLETTER ‘ is produced  four times a year and distributed free  to members . The newsletter can be purchased by non- members for £1.00 plus postage.

Entrance to the Abbey Station in Colonel Stephens era in 1911.

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LIMITED EDITION WAGON


This wagon, produced by Dapol , represents, in OO gauge, a wagon used pre- war by the ‘Shrewsbury Cooperative Society’.

Wagons can also  be purchased  for £10.00 and  sent by post   ( postage £2.50  for one wagon, postage for larger orders will be advised on placing order ) They can also be purchased when the Abbey station is open.

Please email:  martindavies54@msn.com for further details.

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