TWO heritage lines have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Queen’s Award for East Lancashire and Chasewater volunteers
Barclay 0-4-0ST No. 1223 of 1911 Colin McAndrew shunts the Chasewater Railway’s latest acquisition, former Stanton Ironworks slag ladle No. 6, on June 18. The ladle was acquired two weeks ago from a firm in Lye near Stourbridge that had it for more than 10 years. It is believed to be the only operating one of its type left in the country. ALISTAIR GRIEVE
The East Lancashire and Chasewater railways have each been given the highest award that a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Peter Duncan, former chairman of the East Lancashire Railway, attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, where he met the Queen and representatives of the other 192 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups named as winners of this year’s award.
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