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Hot Roast Chestnuts

I know it seems a long way away, but it is planned that members of the 4930 Hagley Hall group will be manning the hot roast chestnut stand at Arley station on Sunday 18th December. This is during the Severn Valley Railways Santa Special service. So if you want to see Santa, then please book through the SVR website and if coming on the 18th December support us by buying some hot roast chestnuts, the essential winter warmer and family favourite.

Facebook Group

If you search for Hagley Hall or 4930 on Facebook now you will find we have set up a group for the Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall. This is with the attention of raising awareness of the intention of the group to fund the overhaul, and to easily keep members up to date with events and progress. Also it makes it easy to share pictures of 4930 and communicate with members and people who are interested. If you are on Facebook it is well worth checking this out.

4930 Ale - COMING SOON

In the very near future it is intended that a special 4930 Ale will be brewed by Bewdley Brewery and that it will go on sale, with some of the profits raised being donated to the Friends of 4930 to add to the funds we need for when Hagley Hall is overhauled. When more details are available regarding this they will be updated to the website. What easier way to help Hagley Hall return to traffic than to enjoy a perfect pint.

Wild Swan Publications

Wild Swan Publications are kindly sending one of our latest leaflets out to their customers with every delivery that they make. This is a big step to raise awareness of the fund raising we are doing to get 4930 back into operation, and to hopefully get people interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Locomotive Hagley Hall Group. We thank Wild Swan for doing this for us.

Sales Stand Revenue

So far this year the Hagley Hall sales stand has been open for business at Bridgnorth for the Vintage Vehicle day and at Kidderminster for both the Members day and over the 1960's weekend. Over £600 has been raised so far and we hope to raise more from the sales stand in the future.

Webshop Online

Our new Web shop opened in April 2011, now giving supporters of 4930 Hagley Hall the opportunity to order items by postal order as well as visiting our stand. Please visit our Sales page to see what is on offer as most of the items we sell on the stand are available to order by post.

4930 Newsletter

The latest newsletter of the Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall is available for you to download here as a PDF File. Please click here to view or download the newsletter. If you don't have a PDF reader you can visit and download free software to view the newsletter.

Trip to the Talyllyn Railway

The Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall are pleased to announce a Road Trip taking place on Saturday 18th September 2010 to visit the Talyllyn Railway.

We have a road coach with 48 seats booked to departs Bewdley 8.15am, departs Kidderminster at 8:30am then calls at Bridgnorth to pick up & to quickly view the progress of Dolgoch's new boiler being built in Bridgnorth Boiler shop.

Departing Bridgnorth around 9:30am, we head for Tywyn Wharf, home of the Talyllyn Railway where we shall have our own Double headed Charter Train waiting to take us on a guided tour of the Railway. Our train will call in at the Locomotive workshops for a guided tour & to view other half of Dolgoch.

We depart for home approximately 4:30pm.

Tickets are price at £20 person. Tickets issued on a first come first serve basis. We have 48 places to available and the coach has onboard toilet.

If you wish to join us for the first Hagley Hall Group outing, then please send Cheques for full amount to address below.
Cheques must be made payable to: "FRIENDS OF LOCOMOTIVE 4930 HAGLEY HALL"

Please include a returned address for your Cheque.

Also include your choice of pick up point. (Bridgnorth, Kidderminster or Bewdley)

(example Tickets x2 = £40)

Send To;

Andy Christie
Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall
C/O Severn Valley Railway
DY12 1BG

You can reserve your seat by e-mailing your request to Andy Christie; or text your name & seats required to 07753958266. Reservations will be held for 7days.

(Your cheque will be returned to you, if you send after we close to bookings)

30742 Charters in Conjunction with the Friends of Hagley Hall

We are pleased to present two days of Photographic Charters this March in Support of the SVR 40th Anniversary Spring Reunion Gala. Wednesday 3rd March 2010 and Friday 19th March 2010.

Photos from the charter with GWR prairie 5526 and autocoach, 29th September 2008.

Recycle your used mobile phone and printer cartridges and help 'Hagley Hall'
'The Friends of Locomotive 4930 'Hagley Hall' are now participating in a mobile phone recycling scheme, with an established company. This provides a £2 donation to our funds for each mobile they receive, irrespective of its age, condition, or whether or not it works. Post paid envelopes are supplied.

In addition, the company can also accept used HP, Lexmark, Canon BC01, BC02, BC05 and Dell printer cartridges, which raise up to £1 each. (Please note that Epson, Brothers and Xerox cartridges cannot be recycled). Again a supply of post paid envelopes is available.

So please check your cupboards for any surplus handsets and used cartridges, and drop them off at our sales stand on Gala weekends. Alternatively ask one of the committee for an envelope, or leave us your name, address and a description of the items you wish to submit through the contact email on this site.

Many thanks in anticipation.


2008 Summary. 2nd Dec 2008

4930 moves to the Engine House. 16th March 2008

Further images added of 4930 at Bewdley Station Gala. 9th August

September 2007 latest update 19th September.

Photo Galley of 4930's journey home - further images added 22nd June.

4930's return home has received much interest from the press, including these from:

Stourbridge News - includes video interview with Duncan

Express and Star

BBC Wiltshire