Created: 17 February 2020
Andrew and his Community Support Officer, Julie Reed, have once again helped secure funding for the Crowle Peatland Heritage Railway Group.
The railway needed funding to set up a café and shop with kitchen equipment, tables and chairs and stock display units. Andrew and Julie, who helped write the funding bids for the group, acquired £2967 from the SSE Keadby Windfarm for the group to fund their café and shop.
This funding comes as part of a much larger project on Crowle Moors which delivers an educational visitor centre with loco-shed and restored railway and engines on the Moors. Andrew and Julie had been involved in helping secure funding for the earlier works too.
The railway was originally used to move the vast quantity of peat around the area and its restoration is now nearing completion.
Andrew said, “I am delighted that we have been able to once again secure funding for this fantastic project. The railway played an important role in the industrial history of the Moors and this initiative portrays the historic, social and industrial story of peat extraction from hand-cutting to mechanised cutting. I would also like to thank the Railway Group and everyone involved for all their hard work in making this project a success.”
PHOTO - Andrew joined local councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed for a visit to the Crowle Peatland Railway in 2018