Press Release

July 2007


Chuffed at Churnet Valley

A day trip to Cheddleton Station, on the Churnet Valley Railway was undertaken by your "Grand Sheik" and  "Grand Loco" AKA Graeme and Geoff Green on Sunday 22nd July. A most enjoyable day was had on a rare sunny afternoon, with a free film show including 'Berth Marks' and a display of Stan and Ollie memorabilia on view inside a train carriage! A number of items of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia were purchased from the sales stall on the train platform!

A trip was also taken on a larger than life steam train down the track that covers ten miles through the picturesque Churnet Valley near to Leek and Ashbourne, plus a very necessary pint of real ale was quaffed at the nearby Boat Inn. 

The event was staged by Antony Waite, Grand Sheik of the Midnight Patrol Tent of Hanley and his family, and congratulations must be given to them for organising a very successful event.