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£360raised of £100,000 target by 10 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to help towards the cost of Improving our visitor facilities at Wirksworth station.

Wirksworth, United Kingdom

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The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway is run by volunteers who have lovingly restored the 9.5 miles of track from Duffield to Wirksworth. The passenger buildings are temporary structures which are now past their best. The railway is attracting ever increasing numbers of visitors and we must now upgrade our visitor facilities

so passengers can enjoy better services.

Hundreds of volunteer hours has already resulted in the line being fully restored however running a 9.5 mile railway is very expensive and we have become victims of our success. Packed passenger trains this summer has put a great strain upon our station facilities and we need to build new toilets, disabled visitor facilities, a new museum and booking hall together with a station shop and cafeteria to cope with demand.These enhancements will ensure we can offer a level of service we wish our visitors to enjoy and hopefully encourage more people to visit our railway and enjoy the beautiful views of Derbyshire along an unspoilt Ecclesbourne Valley as well as help us have enough funds to maintain the railway.

The railway was also known as the Milk and Honey line, a name which encapsulates its rural nature and charm and one which we are keen to re-create.

Thank you for looking at our page and we hope you will consider supporting our project. On behalf of everyone associated with our beautiful railway a big THANK YOU for your support.

Tom Tait, Commercial Director, The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

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    • Brian and Helen King

      Brian and Helen King

      Oct 1, 2018

      We hope that you reach your target and that the new building becomes a reality soon.


    • Caroline Preston

      Caroline Preston

      Jan 19, 2018


    • Francis Field

      Francis Field

      Dec 5, 2017

      Good work with a really excellent cause!




      Oct 26, 2017

      Looking forward to seeing the 'St Pancras of the East Midlands'!


    • John Bibby

      John Bibby

      Oct 13, 2017

      All power to your elbow, your teams deserve huge praise, congratulations and encouragement for what has been accomplished so far. Brilliant


    • Kathryn Kergozou

      Kathryn Kergozou

      Sep 27, 2017

      I hope you achieve your goal


    • Trevor Gough

      Trevor Gough

      Sep 27, 2017


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    Tom Tait

    Tom Tait

    Wirksworth, United Kingdom

    Hi I'm Tom Tait Commercial Director of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway and thank you for taking an interest in our appeal. We are so proud of our railway and the joy it brings hundreds of people each year. However, we need help in raising funds to continue our work. Thank you.

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