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£565
raised of £5,000 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £565 to help restore the last original railway building in the town of Bishop's Castle. The Weighbridge building which dates from 1865.

    Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
    Funded on Wednesday, 1st January 2020

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    The last original railway building on the site of the old Bishop's Castle Railway Station needs rescuing before it is lost forever. The objective of the project is to restore the 1865 building in sympathy with the original structure ensuring the building's future and enabling the heritage of the building to be understood by the wider public. Following restoration, it is proposed that the building could be used as an exhibition venue, a meeting room for small groups and as an interpretation space for understanding the role of the Bishop's Castle Railway in the development of the town.

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    • Peter Broxholme3 months ago
      Peter Broxholme

      Peter Broxholme

      3 months ago

      Our page has now closed, so thank you to everyone who has supported us, your help really makes a difference. The project continues however and we would be delighted if you were able to visit on one of the open days in Bishop's Castle. Details of these and further progress on the weighbridge can be found on the website of the Bishop's Castle Railway Society www.bcrailway,co.uk or see our Facebook page. Thank you.

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    • Peter Broxholme3 months ago
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      Peter Broxholme

      3 months ago

      Thank you to all who have supported us so far in our fund raising for this special project. The building looks splendid and the temporary windows and doors keep the weather out as the work continues inside. The new year will see the windows replaced and with the funds raised so far we should be able to get electricity to the building. We are awaiting the outcome of our planning application, but the site will be open at various times throughout the year - see our website for details. Please come and visit us, we look forward to seeing you.

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    • Peter Broxholme8 months ago
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      Peter Broxholme

      8 months ago

      With work on the walls complete the new roof is in the process of being built and as can be seen in the main photo, after 6 weeks of work, the builders have finished on time and all who have seen it have remarked on how good it looks. Many thanks to all those who have helped us to get this far. Our next stage is to raise the money for bespoke doors and windows to finish the outside.

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    Page last updated on: 1/4/2020 12.54

    Supporters

    11

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 4, 2019

      £100.00

    • Chris Leigh

      Chris Leigh

      Sep 2, 2019

      Good to see an original building being restored.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 29, 2019

      Keep up the good work, you never know we may get a railway back in bc then you will be back in business!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 28, 2019

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 10, 2019

      I hope that you manage to do the restoration.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 10, 2019

      Happy to contribute, this weeks pension.

    • Susan Hilton

      Susan Hilton

      Jun 9, 2019

      So interesting.Keep up the good work

      £30.00

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    Peter Broxholme

    Peter Broxholme

    Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

    I have been a part of the Bishop's Castle Railway Society since about 1993 and have seen the weighbridge building slowly deteriorate for many years, so am really excited about the opportunity to save and restore the last remaining railway building in the town.

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