Tag: Middleton Railway

Leeds’s largest free heritage festival launches on Friday

Heritage Open Days is the country’s largest free heritage festival, with over 5,000 events held annually. This year’s festival runs between the 11-19 September 2020. Leeds Civic Trust is proud to be the local coordinator for the city. This year, the festival will be going ‘digital’ for the first time

Santa Trains and Beeston Panto cancelled

It’s going to be a very different festive season this year with two staples of the South Leeds Christmas already cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Today (17 August 2020) Middleton Railway announced that they would not be running Santa Trains this year and St Andrew’s Pantomime Group said they

Sunday services resume at Middleton Railway

Services at the Middleton Railway resumed for the first time since 1 January on Sunday (2 August 2020) as the heritage railway celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. The first service, a three-coach train powered by a Slough Estates No.3 engine, left Moor Road station at 11am following a ceremonial opening by

Middleton Railway marks its Diamond Jubilee

This weekend (20-21 June 2020) was supposed to be the glittering gala centrepiece of Middleton Railway’s year-long celebration of its 60th anniversary, until the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to it. However, the amazing team of volunteers who run the railway couldn’t let the moment pass unmarked and a so

Events cancelled due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing is causing events across South Leeds, large and small, to be cancelled. Middleton Railway has announced that the opening of their Diamond Jubilee season has been postponed. In a statement, the trust said: “Following the latest government recommendations we have