For the third year Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP) has collaborated with the Wylam Winter Tales Festival.

The idea of the Festival is to celebrate the Arts with the local community in Wylam and the Tyne Valley, bringing light at the darkest time of the year through story telling, music, poetry, spoken word, film, crafts and history. This year, Wylam Winter Tales’ exhibition was entitled “Wylam Way: Collective Memory”.

Community Rail in Carlisle November 2019 - image shows our Tourism version of Hadrian's WallIt was on a freezing cold Saturday in November when the hardy volunteers of the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership led by its Officer, Fiona Forsythe, set off for Carlisle with their stand for Community Rail in Carlisle.

A really enjoyable festive event is the annual Late Night Christmas Shopping evening at Haltwhistle. The Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP) staff and volunteers are now regular participants of the event. The Education Centre for TVCRP is housed in the Old Booking Office at the Railway Station and this is large enough to be put to good use for this community event.

You can have some great days out during the winter months along the Tyne Valley Railway. Many of the local attractions remain open during the winter months.

There rail connections at Newcastle from stations in Teesside, Yorkshire as well as Scotland, the Midlands and South.  Travelling from Lancashire, Cumbria and other stations throughout the country, you will change trains at Carlisle for the Tyne Valley Railway.Blue MAP 20cm wide RGB

With Remembrance Sunday being only a week away, Fiona Forsythe TVCRP Officer has been busy distributing the knitted poppies to the Station Ambassadors in the Tyne Valley.

These poppies were knitted last year for the Armistice Centenary when every station on the Tyne Valley line had a display. After the event, the poppies were carefully taken down, dried and stored for future use.

The photograph shows Joseph Coding, Blaydon Station Ambassador erecting the display at Blaydon Station.