Open Days Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2015

On the Saturday morning,  the weather was very wet whilst Members were opening up the Dragline and preparing the site for our visitors. It became fine around noon and remained so for most of the afternoon. On the Sunday it was fine all day. We had around two hundred visitors, including some enthusiasts from Wigton in Cumbria. One visitor arrived in a Trabant car, which was a “first” for our Open Days. In addition to exploring the Machine, inside and outside, visitors enjoyed watching the working models in the Substation, also the DVDs of Draglines at work, which were running throughout the day. Our souvenir Dragline mugs were very popular which helped with our fundraising, and we were pleased to receive some inquiries about Membership. New Members are always very welcome, and if any of them feel able to assist with Stewarding on Open Days or general maintenance at other times, please either speak to a Steward on an Open Day or get in touch by email on