Mangapps Railway Museum - Illustrative talk by John Jolly, Owner and Curator of the Museum
Wednesday 01 April 2015
20:00 to 22:00
Mangapps Railway Museum is a privately-owned working railway established on a farm at Burnham-on-Crouch in 1989.
With rebuilt station buildings, signal boxes and railway equipment recovered from various sites in East Anglia, the three-quarters-of-a-mile line now features 18 steam and diesel locomotives and over 80 carriages and wagons. A museum building at the site, houses hundreds of railway artefacts – everything from station nameboards, trackside signs and lamps to G.E.R. sack barrows, tools and signalling equipment.
Some of these valuable artefacts will be transported from Burnham to Champions Manor Hall Community Centre to illustrate a talk to be given by the museum’s owner and curator John Jolly at the next meeting of the South Woodham Ferrers Local History Society.
Every object can tell a story and without the use of projected pictures, the personable Mr. Jolly keeps his audiences enthralled through anecdotes gathered from a lifetime of collecting railway material.
There can’t be very many individuals who can claim to run their own railways, but we have one on our doorstep... it should be a really good evening.
Champions Manor Hall Community Centre
South Woodham Ferrers
|Visitors Â£3 (no need to book) and free to Members of the SWFLHS.