On Sunday 13th September 2015 we opened the doors to the station for the first time to the public since 1967. Not only did we have a wonderful Heritage Open Day, we also unveiled the new window murals.
We have been running an art project with the two primary schools in Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin. The project has included the children learning about the history and architecture of the station buildings. The children spent time at the station before sketching their ideas and interpretations of the history of the buildings.
We were very pleased that the Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Doreen Savage was able to attend and help the children unveil their masterpieces. We have used a new technology, called Augmented Reality to bring the murals to life. Once the children had painted the murals, we spent some time with them videoing them to get a better understanding of why they painted what they did.
So now visitors to the station can download an app to their mobile phones and their phones will then recognise the murals and play the appropriate video. Below is a video showing this working.
The gallery below shows a number of children with their work during and after the unveiling.
Two Special Events, One Great Day
Sunday 13th September 2015 - 10am - 4pm
We have a special invitation for you, our dear Friends. Sunday 13th September is going to be a special day, we are unveiling the wonderful results from our school’s project and we will be opening the Booking Hall at the station for the first time since 1967.
As part of the national Heritage Open Days we will be opening the Booking Hall to allow visitor to see inside the station, to see and absorb some of the wondeful character the building still retains. Visitors on the day will be able to step inside the station and talk through the Trust’s plans with the trustees.
To run alongside this special event we will also be unveiling new window murals that have been painted as part of an art project that we have been running with the two primary schools. This project was sponsored by the Community Grant Scheme at University Campus Suffolk.
The two schools have been researching the station buildings. They have viewed photographs from all eras of the station’s life from 19th Century through the 20th Century to present day. They have had the opportunity to draw sketches of areas of the building that have interested them. Visits to the station followed, allowing the children to visualise their sketches in the actual environment.
We have also interviewed the children to get more of an understanding of their thoughts and ideas. We are hoping to use an exciting new technology to allow visitors to the station to be able to view these interviews.
The new murals will be unveiled at 11am.
Use the map below to navigate to the Station:
Below are some photographs from last years event, we are hopeful for some similar weather.
Model Railway Open Day
Saturday 29th August 2014
10am - 4pm
Colin's OO gauge Model Railway
Includes shed layout with small garden loop
Donations to Trimley Station Community Trust
28 Dains Place, Trimley St Mary, IP11 0XQ
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).
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.