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Popular BBC Show Set To Visit Elsecar

Wednesday March 20 2013

BBC set to visit Elsecar BBC set to visit Elsecar

THE popular Great British Railway Journeys TV programme could stop off at Elsecar Heritage Railway next month.

Del Tilling, chairman of the heritage railway, said there has been some interest from the makers of the programme, which is presented by politician Michael Portillo.

He said he would be coming to look at the Heritage Railway's project to Cortonwood, the level crossing at Tingle Bridge Lane and the famous Newcomen Beam Engine at Elsecar Heritage Centre.

"We are very excited and it came out of the blue," Del said.

He has spoken to Mr Portillo's researcher and said the line is 'perfectly placed' to tell the stories of the South Yorkshire coal field.

Del says the area is steeped in history, from iron forges to the canal era, right through to where the miner's strike started at Cortonwood Colliery.

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Reply Posted by Cathy on Wednesday March 20 2013 at 19:03
This is exciting news for Elsecar, the railway and the Heritage Centre. Brilliant extensive free advertising. Hope it happens.

Reply Posted by wedge on Wednesday March 20 2013 at 19:36
elsecar is a shit tip were all scrubbers come from tell them to put that on the tv show

Reply Posted by Brian on Wednesday March 20 2013 at 20:05
WAB can you delete the last comment from wedge?
Its not the Jeremy Kyle show wedge, go and mix with your own kind.

Reply Posted by Ron Petty on Wednesday March 20 2013 at 20:21
Can't see Portillo wanting to go within a hundred miles of where the strike started

Reply Posted by Wendy on Thursday March 21 2013 at 08:11
Good Luck Elsecar, lots of people have put alot of hard work into the railway, I hope you get some recognition. well done. My grandchildren love the steam train, keep up the good work.

Reply Posted by Rob on Thursday March 21 2013 at 18:24
I agree Wendy, so much hard work has gone into this , the people involved are to be congratulated. If it wasnt for people like them our history would die out. Keep local history and projects alive.