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Fig 1: Steaming Back to Kirkby project finale event at Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library on 2rd December 2022. Photo Credit: David Amos

Steaming Back to Kirkby: Project Finale Event 

A decent turn out and enthusiastic audience enjoyed the finale event for the Lottery Heritage funded Steaming Back to Kirkby heritage project at Kirkby-in-Ashfield library on Saturday, 3rd December 2022. Poetry readings were given by Keith Murray and Kath Bartholomew with music by local folk singer, Martin Carey, aka Johnny Kedleston (see Vimeo clip below). Project co-ordinator, David Amos, gave a presentation about the project including a review of the project website which is currently being populated with content. Displays were provided by Graham Upchurch and Keith Murray.

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Fig 2: Life long local railway enthusiast, Malcolm Rush, looking at Graham Upchurch’s display at the Steaming Back to Kirkby project Finale Event, 3rd December 2022. Photo Credit: Bill Proctor.

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Fig 3: Graham Upchurch’s OO gauge model of the 1959 Turntable incident at Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed.

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Fig 4: Local poet, Kath Bartholomew, read her poem, The Beast, at the Steaming Back to Kirkby project Finale Event on 3rd December 2022. Photo Credit: David Amos

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Fig 5: Mr Brownlow, the Station Master at Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central Station, features in Kath Bartholomew’s poem, The Beast.  It is about the station and its lovely flower beds which he tendered. Photo Credit: Kirkby Heritage Centre

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Fig 6: Keith Murray’s display of OO gauge models of aspects of Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed at the Steaming Back to Kirkby project Finale event, 3rd December 2022. Photo Creidt: Bill Proctor.

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Fig 7: Lifelong local railway enthusiast, Bob Harcombe, enjoying the Steaming Back to Kirkby project displays. Photo Credit: Bill Proctor.

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Fig 8: Project Co-ordinator, David Amos, presenting on the projects website at the Steaming Back to Kirkby project Finale Event, 3rd December 2022. Photo Credit: Bill Proctor. 

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Fig 9: Life long local railway enthusiast, Gordon Rush, looking at railway documents at the Steaming Back to Kirkby project Finale Event, 3rd December 2022, Photo Credit: Bill Proctor.

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Fig 10: Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed circa 1968.  Photo Credit: David Lowe

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5th December 2022