Ipswich Transport and Model Festival 2015

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Trimley Station Community Trust will be supporting Scograil at their event which forms part of the Ipswich Transport and Model Festival on Saturday 27th June 2015.  Scograil will be donating their proceeds to the Trimley Station project.

An auction of two Train Carriage Lamps will take place during the event, will all proceeds going to the Trust.

Scograil and Trimley Station Community Trust will be at:

Cauldwell Hall Road Baptist Church, see map below:


Event Details are:

Saturday 78th June - Ipswich Transport and Model Festival (all attraction entry ticket £9.50 adults and concessions, £1 for accompanied children)

Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ and the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Scograil Model Railways using historic vehicles. Special attractions at each site -

Buses start at 9.45am, Museum open 10am - 4pm (see bus timetable)

Other attractions en route are planned- see website for details. 10am - 4.30pm (*joint event ticket holders only).


Volunteering in our Cafe/Coffee Shop

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We may have seen a little quiet of late, but an awful lot has been happening behind the scenes.

We are working very hard on our Heritage Lottery Fund application to apply for the majority of the money to restore our lovely old building. Not only will we restore the building, but we will return it to community use, including the plans for a cafe/coffee shop.

We will be looking to appoint a centre manager that will look after the running of the building as well as the cafe/coffee shop. This appointment is in the future, although we need to plan for this in our HLF application. Along with a centre manager we are also hoping to have a number of volunteers from the community that are willing to help out in the proposed cafe/coffee shop.

We are very keen to know of anyone that thinks they would be willing to help out as a volunteer. There is no obligations, this is purely getting an idea of numbers to help our application.

If you would like to help in the cafe/coffee shop or you know someone that would, please comment below so we can ascertain levels of interest.

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Voiceover Recorded for 1960 Video

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We are most lucky to have had one of the signal and telegraph gang members - Ray Wade - who appears in the video himself do a voiceover recording.

It is wonderful to have been able to sit with Ray whilst he spoke over the video, to see and feel how much that time working on the railway ment to him and his colleagues.

Below is the new video with Ray speaking over.

360 Panorama Photographs

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We have had four 360 degree panorama photographs taken by Stephen D'Eath, these are of the four easily accessible rooms in the station.  These are:

  • Booking Hall
  • Ticket Office
  • Ladies Waiting Room
  • Station Office 1

You need to click the room you'd like to see, this will then load the panorama image that you can click and drag to look around.  The interactive panoramas should now work across desktop and mobile devices, the only issue is with certain version of Internet Explorer, due to the way Microsoft make their browsers.

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The Big Ask - An Open Evening

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The Big Ask

We invite you to join us between 7:00pm and 8:30pm on Wednesday 11th March 2015 at the Welcome Hall, High Road, Trimley St Mary.  This is a community project and we wouldn’t be where we are today without your support.  Find out what has happened recently.  

We will be in position to give a small update on our Heritage Lottery Fund application and we would also like to get your response to some of our ideas.  More importantly join us to share your thoughts and ideas as we are very keen to hear what you have to say about the project.

There will also be refreshments so pop along to the Welcome Hall and say hello, ask questions, and give your views.

We would love to see you.