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Rutland Railway Museum

View of locomotives at Rutland Railway Museum
Simon shows us the site

Sam and I had a lovely day out at Rutland Railway Museum last week.  Simon Layfield gave us a guided tour of the site with its array of proposed changes.  We had never been there before and were surprised to drive into what seemed like a building site, and we were later told that some people even refer to as a ‘scrap yard’.  How wrong could they be?

An amazing array of locomotive engines, a copy of an ironstone quarry based on the same geological features higher up the hill, workshops and sheds where work continues on restoring these amazing engines.  Some stunning nature trails with the opportunity for picnics.  Even some HLF funded toilets!  The story is a wonderful one of passionate volunteers and enthusiasts who are doing so much to reenergise a site and the local history and heritage of the surrounding area.

MuBu project has involved a series of films to be created about the site with local actors playing the lead roles of a new apprentice arriving at the works.  In addition to watching these and being very entertained (and learning a lot!), we also participated in a rebranding exercise based on some work that has been undertaken by Ketchup Marketing.

We had to think of some themes around re-naming the site, and come up with possible enticing new names – which also ‘do what they say on the tin’.  Watch this space…

 
 

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