This page will be used to promote events and places to visit along the various community rail lines in Lancashire and surrounding areas and to advertise forthcoming Rail User Group and Friends of Stations group meetings and events.
The RMT union has announced a number of dates when they will be taking industrial action (13th & 20th October 2018) and although Northern will be running an emergency timetable your journey may be affected. Please check before travelling to ensure that you can complete your journey.
Every Tuesday – Clitheroe Country Market, in the United Reformed Church Hall on Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ, 09:30 – 12:00 – a country market with quality home baked, hand made and home grown produce. A wide selection of goods from a co-operative of local producers. Home made cakes, pies and jams also handicraft items such as cards, knits and textile gifts. More details on https://www.facebook.com/Clitheroe-Country-Market-307301586087846/
First Thursday of every month – St. Anne’s Farmers Market, in the main square in St. Anne’s a monthly farmers market with locally and regionally produced food and drink on sale. Meet the people who grow, rear, make and bake your food. More details on www.visitlancashire.com/
Third Saturday of every month – Clitheroe Piano Meet Up, would you like to meet fellow players, share knowledge and develop your skills on a Bechstein grand piano? All abilities and styles welcome, no experience required, no pressure to play or just come along to listen! These are free events held in Clitheroe Library between 13:00 – 15:30.
Last weekend of every month – Ormskirk Speciality Markets, great family days out with free entertainment, activities and demonstrations – visit www.chapelgallery.org.uk for full details. Fancy a stall at one of the events then ring 01695 571328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space.
Now and until early 2019 – The Longitude Gallery Autumn Exhibition, prior to an exciting new format the autumn exhibition sees new work from old favourites including: Pat Ellacott, Sharon Steingold, Jeff Smith, Chris Cyprus, Michael Howley & Donald Holden – more details on http://thelongitudegallery.co.uk/
Now and until Saturday 20th April 2019 – Structures in Ceramic Exhibition, Blackburn Museum celebrates the history and craft of architectural ceramic production in Darwen. Full details on https://blackburnmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/structures-in-ceramic-exhibition/
Tuesday 13th October 2018 – CRL Guided Walk, a moderate 10 mile walk starting (09:56) and finishing at Clitheroe. All walks are led by walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks
Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Clitheroe Concerts Society, the 67th season gets off to a great start with the Shaham, Erez & Wallfisch trio playing excerpts from Schubert, Beethoven & Dvorak. Sixth Form Centre, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, York Street, Clitheroe 19:30, tickets £17 – full details here; CCS poster Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch Oct 17th 2018
Click the link above to see a host of interesting places to visit that are close to CRL’s community rail stations.
Discover Amazing Women by Rail
Discover Amazing Women by Rail is a project initiated by the Mid Cheshire Line CRP and invites people to leave their car at home and use the train (along with buses and trams) to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked in areas along the Mid Cheshire and Calder Valley railway lines, including the Blackburn to Manchester via Todmorden route.
The project is supported with a website (www.amazingwomenbyrail.org.uk) by an A5 booklet available from local stations, tourist information offices and libraries. The booklet can also be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail
Rail User Groups & Friends of Stations Meetings
Tuesday 6th November 2018 – Ribble Valley Rail Committee Meeting, The New Inn, Parson Lane, Clitheroe 14:30.
Thursday 15th November 2018 – LASRUG Committee Meeting, Wenningdale Room, Bentham Town Hall, Station Road, Bentham, 19:30