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    Weʼve raised £0 to secure the site of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Station at Haughley, Suffolk for the development of the Central Suffolk Railway attraction

    Haughley, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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    The Central Suffolk Railway Society was formed in late 2014 to ensure that the original Mid-Suffolk Light Railway line was preserved along as much of its original route as was possible given pressures to build upon the Mendlesham Station site. The action to save the Mendlesham site was lost and development is now underway.
    A new plan was formulated to rebuild the line between Mendlesham and Haughley in Suffolk, the facilities and workshops being used to train unemployed and local people and, during the construction of the railway, students of civil engineering, landscaping and conservation as well as providing opportunities for volunteers.
    Recently the station site at Haughley, the original Terminus of the 'Middy' was put up for sale.
    The site is crucial for the development of the Central Suffolk Railway's plans and needs to be secured from development.
    Without this site the 'Middy' railway conservation plan cannot go ahead. Loss of the site would mean that there was no viable location from which the line could be developed or terminated.
    The Mid-Suffolk railway was a much loved icon when it closed in 1952, and was the line around which the book and TV series 'Love On a Branch-line' was based. It was one of Col. Stephens lines and is remembered as the line that 'started nowhere and ended in a field'.
    This is the only chance we have to ensure that this line becomes once again an icon in the Heritage Railway movement and that it is preserved for the enjoyment of all and its historical value that only this line can bring to Suffolk.
    The Central Suffolk Railway Society is pursuing its aims of becoming a Charity Incorporated Organisation and is aiming to secure CIO status by the end of 2016. This appeal is to secure the ownership of 8 acres of brownfield site located adjacent to the main line at Haughley. if you value the heritage of railways, the chance to work on this line during its construction and during its development we need your donation now..



    • Roger Fouracre1 year ago
      Roger Fouracre

      Roger Fouracre

      1 year ago

      Its three days in to this our first appeal, the results so far are disappointing in that no donations have been made to save this critical site from future development. I will keep you all posted.

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    • Roger Fouracre1 year ago
      Roger Fouracre

      Roger Fouracre

      1 year ago

      Currently we have been in touch with the agents selling the site, the owner of the site and the tenant of the site who wishes to terminate his tenancy. Our next move is to talk to Mid-Suffolk District Council and Suffolk County Council to establish what if any help they are prepared to give to the society in furtherance of its aims. Our documentation is almost complete for our application to the Charity commission for CIO status. Articles relating to this appeal have been sent to The Railway Magazine, Steam Railway and Heritage Railway magazine

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