Erewash Museum is pleased to announce that it is to work in partnership with the Long Eaton and District 50+ Forum on their Toton Sidings Remembered project.

The Forum was awarded £9,600 from the Lottery Heritage Fund (HLF) to work with the museum and local schools for 18 months to revive memories of this amazing local heritage, once the largest railway marshalling yard in Europe handling a staggering 2 million wagons a year.

The project management group will include Pete Wearn and David Farley from the Forum, local railway enthusiasts Brian Amos and Phil Burton, who some readers will know from their inspiring talks about the yards and Helen Martinez and Debbi Mills from Erewash Museum.

An exhibition of the Forum’s project will be on display at the museum from 26 May to 15 July 2017 and school workshops will be held until April 2018.

The team at Long Eaton 50+ would love to hear from any local residents who have photos or other memorabilia they would lend for the exhibition – email [email protected]

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“We are delighted Long Eaton 50+ has been successful in their lottery funding enabling them and the museum to work in partnership on this exciting project.”

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