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Hope for the Colne Valley Railway

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002-castle-hedingham-2199-victoryGood evening,

If you’ve been on Twitter, Facebook or reading this blog recently you would have noticed that we are really pushing for people to vote for the Mid Hants “Mind The Gap” apprenticeship project which is one of seven finalists in the Heritage category of the 2015 National Lottery Awards. One of the main reasons we are behind it is because the voting shows the public support railway projects and that support will help when railways apply for grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund. (You can vote for the Mid Hants by clicking this link.)

This public favour is needed by the Colne Valley Railway who we reported earlier in the year were closing down, as the landowner was selling up, but we are now happy to discover that the line could be saved if they can secure a £1.65 million grant from the HLF. The railway has…

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