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Exmoor Zoo Promotion!

May
20
2008
We have teamed up with our good friends at Exmoor Zoo to offer reciprocal discounts on visitor entry.

If you visit the zoo or the railway, you will get a voucher when buying your tickets, which entitles you to 25% discount on entry to the other attraction. So come and make a day of it with the family and get even more value out of your trip out!
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Victorian Weekend brings in the Visitors

May
16
2008
The 10th & 11th May saw our Victorian Weekend and 110th anniversary. We were greeted on the weekend with some excellent sunny weather, and with it came  a whole host of visitors in Victorian dress.
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Railway AGM

Apr
21
2008
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway's AGMs was held at Lynton Town Hall on Saturday 17th May.  All submitted Motions being approved, business concluded at 2:30 PM.  Next years AGM is to be held in May at a date to be agreed.
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Sid Gets an Air Pump

Apr
20
2008
Our resident steam locomotive 'Sid' is now fitted with a Westinghouse-style air pump. Stuart Wells, the Engineer In Charge at Woody Bay, has spent many hours fabricating and fitting the necessary pipework and connections to make this operational.  This is another significant step as we now do not need to use the air truck to run trains behind this locomotive.
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High Profile Visits

Apr
09
2008

The railway was honoured to receive two particularly special visits during this week, one from Right Reverend Michael Laurence Langrish, Lord Bishop of Exeter, and the other from Devon County Council's Chief Executive, Phil Norrey.

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WIN Money through the L&B £££ !!!

Apr
09
2008

Fill in our simple form (only takes 2 minutes) and you could win a cash prize of £25!

North Devon Volunteer Service are launching a new initiative called 'Count Me In!' - The purpose is to record and celebrate the enormous contribution made by volunteers in Devon. Volunteers are asked to return a VERY simple form about their volunteering activities - the information will help the organisation further develop volunteering opportunities in Devon.
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Johnny Kingdom Performs Celeb Opening!

Mar
23
2008
Local North Devon & Exmoor Celebrity, Johnny Kingdom visited Woody Bay Station this weekend to formally open the newly refurbished tea rooms.
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Railway Teams Up to be Disability Aware

Mar
14
2008
This week, staff and volunteers on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway underwent an intense day of training in Disability Awareness.
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New Treatment Plant

Feb
17
2008

Woody Bay Station's new effluent (sewage) treatment plant and holding tank were installed beyond the end of the platform this week. This system will be able to service all the station's needs and replaces the old Victorian 'soak-away'.

The discharge from the new tank is theoretically clean enough to drink, although as yet we don't have anyone volunteering to try it.

Photos by Nigel Thompson

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Water Tank Complete

Feb
11
2008
The Surrey Group has now completed their Woody Bay water tank project. The tank has been successfully test filled, a few joints need further caulking in the next couple of weeks and it will then be refilled ready for the start of operations later in March. The tank has also been painted matt black in accordance with the requirements of the planning permission.
 
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