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Griffithstown Railway Museum to close its doors

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Martin Perry, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Martin Perry

    Martin Perry Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Sad news:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/southeastwales/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9371000/9371583.stm
    Does anyone know more of the 'railway heritage project being planned for Newport'?
     
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    guard_jamie Part of the furniture

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    A great shame, I was hoping to visit this in the near future. Perhaps the PBR would be a possible home to his collection, if the aforementioned Newport project does not come to fruition?
     
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    I never heard of it. Perhaps that was one of its problems......
     
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    Your not the only one.....and i live a few mountains away from it! Whilst its a shame due to the financial difficulties that a museum has to close....I'm sure the PBR would be the ideal place to rehome the collection, or even take over from it.
     
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    ditto

    less than 20 miles ---
     
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    Apparently there's going to be a room set aside for local railway history in the refurbished Odean Cinema in Newport. We'd like to have the stuff at the PBR but it would be a matter of having to store it for quite some time until we had a suitable venue available to display it.
     

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