The Heritage Railway is eagerly preparing celebrations for the Queens Platinum Jubilee and will be open for all 4 days from the 2nd to the 5th of June
The Yorkshire Wolds Railway (YWR) is based in East Yorkshire and will be open to the public for all four days of the bank holiday weekend from Thursday the 2nd to Sunday the 5th of June from 10am until 4pm.
The celebratory weekend will also see a Volunteer Taster day on Thursday the 2nd of June which will give people a feel of what volunteering at the heritage railway is like alongside the chance to chat with volunteers from across YWR.
John Lidster, chairman of the YWR said: “This is certainly a first for us. We usually open one day a week, and have done two before, but never four days in a row so it’s quite exciting really. Opening all four days will really give the public who have not been able to visit a great opportunity to do so, and we look forward to welcoming those visitors to Fimber Halt over the Jubilee.”
Martyn Jones, Operations Director said: “The taster day is really about showing people who want to get involved what they can expect as a volunteer at the YWR by speaking to existing volunteers from all departments. If you have an interest in anything from making cups of tea, to painting, or track laying to locomotive driving and everything in between, then we have a rewarding volunteering opportunity for you and the taster day will give a flavour of what it would be like.”
Alongside the work carried out on-site at YWR, important fundraising activities take place offsite at an array of events, with the heritage railway always open to looking into different approaches as Business Development Director Katy Bowser reveals their next exciting fundraiser:
“Our next fundraising activity will be a Treasure Hunt on Sunday 12th June, starting from the Derwent Valley Light Railway at Murton Park near York with registration between 10 and 11. All the clues as you drive will have you finishing back at our very own Fimber Halt. It should take around 2-3 hours to complete and will be a good fun family day. The cost is £12 per car and there is a prize for the fastest, most accurate entry.”
The weekend will see visitors to Fimber Halt able to enjoy a cab ride over 1,000ft of track, enjoy the visitor centre or check out the restoration work being carried out on the brake van and 2nd locomotive Patricia. Visitors can access the visitor centre and car park at Fimber Halt with both being free and cab rides at just £3.50 per person.
For further information about the Volunteer Taster Day, Treasure Hunt or YWR in general can get in touch by email: [email protected] or by calling 01377 338053.