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.

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.

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.

Barry MartinThe Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP) is exploring the possibility of staging Commemoration Event(s) to remember the 1939/1940 World war Two evacuations of women and children from the Tyneside industrial conurbation to the relative safety of rural Tynedale. TVCRP has teamed up with Wallsend Local History Society to identify interest particularly those who were involved both from Tyneside and the receiving towns of Haltwhistle, Brampton and the surrounding villages.

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.

Poppies at Blaydon Station