Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The Blandford Arches group has started a series of fundraising quiz nights at Colin’s Community Club in Damory Street (first this Thursday March 25 at 8pm) and is also planning involvement in Blandford’s Hidden Gardens event on June 20 and Green Week coming up in July as a preliminary to seeking to secure a lease or whatever from the town council (which currently leases the arches from North Dorset District Council) and then to seeking grant funding etc.
They have also established a Heritage Trail through the former station and up the railway line which they hope to develop.
The Blandford Museum, which opens for the season next Saturday, has created and is continuing to create a scale model of the station which has taken over a large part of the first floor of the building in Bere’s Yard.