Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Ever busy

If it's been quiet on the blog it normally means we have been really busy! And that is probably an understatement.

I will use this post as an opportunity to sum up our main annual event Steam on the Levels which is where most of our time and effort has been concentrated these last couple of months.

The event couldn't have had better weather, we were so lucky and it had to have paid a major role in the success of the weekend. To put it briefly the event over doubled its takings on last years event and saw around 1000 people on site over the weekend. It's a record for the museums 35+ year history and we hope to continue building the event as sustainably as possible. 

We had many more exhibitors and a great range of different things from the usual classic cars, tractors etc to model railways, visiting locos on the 2ft narrow gauge railway, bee keepers, pole lathe turning and much more. The event has become a fantastic family day out that really is worth coming to look at. The money raised goes into a project fund pot which is only spent on achieving on site work (no boring administration costs such as insurance etc) and is presently supporting the much needed facilities extension to provide extended tea room, visitor and volunteer toilets and a mess room for volunteers to be able work from. Once this project is completed the money will be used to look at other large scale projects involving the housing of stored steam engines and restoration of the listed buildings.

Please take a look at our gallery on the website under 'extras' and see the video here... http://youtu.be/LDl1ZS07cMk

For all those that visited, exhibited or volunteered thank you for all your support.

Jason Keswick
Steam on the Levels Coordinator