Visit to Bilston + S&L Staff Meet

Between 1925 and 1959 Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd used a 1918-built narrow gauge steam locomotive, Gertrude, to transport red-hot ingots from the melting shop to the rolling mill of Bilston Steelworks. Read More »

Nik on November 14th, 2011 | File Under History, Visits | No Comments -

Gertrude to visit Warley 2011 at the NEC

We are pleased to announce that we will have a presence at the Warley MRC show at the NEC on November 19th & 20th. Gertrude will be on display as the centrepiece of a narrow gauge themed area at this year’s show.

Warley MRC Show 2011

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Nik on April 3rd, 2011 | File Under History, Visits | No Comments -

Gertrude Revisits Former Homes!

On Tuesday 8th Sept whilst on route to Toddington for the GWR NG gala, Gertrude stopped for a photo opportunity at the site of Sydenham quarry, near Adderbury, for which she was built (now an industrial estate) the first visit since 1925.  The event was covered by the local newspaper – the Banbury Guardian – hopefully some more details of her work there and possibly a photograph or two might emerge from this brief visit. Also at Sydenham were representatives from the Adderbury Local History Group and Bloxham Museum, near Banbury. Read More »

Tony on September 15th, 2009 | File Under History | No Comments -