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Green Light for Middy in the War Years 30th & 31st May

Middy in the War Years, one of the MSLR’s most popular and ambitious events, is confirmed as the first event of the 2021 programme. Taking place this year on the second May Bank Holiday 30th and 31st weekend, MITWY will be back to its former glory with a wide range of re-enactors including, perhaps, some…
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FURTHER REVISIONS TO THE 2021 PROGRAMME

Following the latest government announcement regarding the easing of ‘lockdown’, we have had to make further changes to our 2021 programme. The most important and regrettable decision is that we have had to cancel the Easter Sunday Steam & Light Festival and, by the time less onerous restrictions are in place, days will be longer…
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Getting back to normal?

Since we published our prospective events programme for this summer (see What’s On page), we are pleased to report the reaction from friends and visitors from previous years, which help to make a visit to the Middy such a unique day out, has been simply superb. Middy in the War Years  is taking shape with…
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Middy in the War Years

One of the Middy’s most popular events is scheduled for the second bank holiday weekend 30th and 31st May in the new 2021 programme. Middy in the War years celebrates the one time when the railway paid its way when, during WW2 the MSLR served the USAAF bases at Mendlesham and Horham  satisfying the constant…
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2021 Programme announced

The Middy Events Department has announced its proposed programme for 2021 – all events being subject to the current regulations and guidelines in place at the time of the event. The immediate effect is the that the whole programme will start later this year. Thus a major adjustment compared to previous years is that ‘Middy…
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North Pole Halt - the arrival view from the Midland brake van.

Santa Success

Despite the corona virus restrictions and limitations, the Middy Santa Specials were a total success with all trains sold out well before their ‘right away’ and the worrying aspects of social distancing and separate carriage compartments were perfectly organised under the skilful direction of Events Manager, Rose Weller. Many visitors expressed their thanks to volunteers…
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Lockdown Latest

Obviously the MSLR trustees will keep the latest decisions under constant review. The museum has suspended all general volunteering activities for the time being. A number of trustees and invited volunteers will visit the museum regularly for security purposes and to undertake essential work and maintenance. The trustees will continue to monitor the situation and…
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Santa Specials sell out in less than a week

It’s a bit like the curate’s egg! On the one hand delighted that we have sold out of Santa Special compartments; on the other a bit sad for those who will not be able to visit us this Christmas. We have opened a list for any one who would like to be available for any…
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Middy’s 30 Years of Progress

The founder member of the new Mid -Suffolk Light Railway, Paul Davy, has reminded us that the first meeting to get the museum project off the ground was held on the last Friday in August 1990, just 30 years ago. “From the beginning our aim was to preserve, rebuild and recreate the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway.…
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