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Corwen Station

Promoting the town of Corwen -

 its rich history and its Railway

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Corwen Museum as can be seen from the direction of Corwen East Station.

 

Volunteers are needed in order to extend the opening hours to more than just weekends.

The intention is to also open during weekdays, especially gala events, and school holidays.

If you wish to become a volunteer then please email the EHCS secretary:

               INFO@CANEDEYRNION.ORG.UK

for more details or alternatively drop in for a chat.

Capel Coch, located on London Road was built in 1879 using Ruabon bricks at a cost of £800 and closed 85 years later.

Brought back into life in the 1990's as a ‘tele-cottage’ for internet access, it is now home to the new museum.

Displays include the history of the Railway, station-by-station and the project to construct  the British Legion supported new-build ‘Patriot’ No. 45551 the 'Unknown Warrior' at Llangollen. Also featured is the Betton Grange new build and a wheel pattern for the GWR 280 47XX class loco. More to follow when additional display material becomes available. There is also an audio visual presentation telling the story of how the railway was rebuilt.

Other displays cover the history of Corwen, local arts and culture, local industry and the AONB .

 

5' 8" dia driving wheel pattern for 'new build' GWR 2 8 0 47xx class loco under construction at Llangollen Railway.

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Seen left are two items of historic interest.

The "Burtonwood Brewer" head board was carried by the restored Railway's first steam locomotive (ex Longbridge loco Austin 1) and can be seen in many pictures from the early years.

The 1865 - 1986 Opening Day Special headboard was carried by the inaugural train to Berwyn on June 13th 1986.

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On the 18th of April the 'New GVT & Industrial Heritage Trust' visited Corwen Museum.

More details about the Glyn Valley Tramway can be found here:- http://www.glynvalleytramway.org.uk/

Open Monday, Wed, Friday, Sat and Sunday 10.30 am to 3.30 pm also Railway Special Events & Bank Holidays.

Pictures taken on the official opening of the Corwen Museum on 15th May 2015.

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Attending the opening ceremony were Gwyneth Kensler, Chair of Denbighshire Council.

Ken Skates AM.

Huw Jones Councillor Denbighshire

Seated on the right is Bill Shakespeare MBE, founder member and Vice President of Llangollen Railway Trust Ltd.

 

Music was played in the Canolfan Ni during the Reception held there in support of the Museum opening by Cariadduo who perform background music for all occasions. Their repertoire includes traditional classical music, light popular music and contemporary songs and film music arranged for their combination of Viola and Cello. Their website can be found here:-  http://www.cariadduo.moonfruit.com/

 

 

Pictures taken by Bob Gwynne

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