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Cleethorpes Scooter Rally Weekend 2014



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TATA Rail/Van Tour Schedule


The Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society will be running rail tours around the Scunthorpe site over the summer  months – see the attached timetable for dates and times.

Standard railtours are two and a half hours long and use railway coaches to take visitors around 15 miles of the site’s internal rail system . A live commentary is given on these tours explaining the iron and steelmaking process. We then call in at the Society’s loco shed , where light refreshments are avalible, and there is an opportunity view our workshops.

Brake Van Tours are about one and a half hours in duration and  passengers are carried in one of three brake vans with open verandas. These tours visit parts of the site that we do not normally visit on standard rail tours. These tours do not call at our loco sheds. There are no toilets available on the train and due to the open verandas are not suitable for children under 12.

Evening rail tours are about one hour long and cover about seven miles of the site’s internal rail system . They are suitable for all ages and use our standard passenger coaches. These tours do not visit the loco sheds.

All places on these railtours must be pre-booked.  Bookings can be made via Brigg Tourist Information  on 01652 658053 or e-mail

Although no charge is made for the railtours , a collection will be made at the end of the tour to cover operating and maintenance costs.

The  Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society  uses  contributions from these collections to enable us to maintain our locos/ rolling stock and to continue to operate these rail tours.

Live On £1 A Day For One Week- Live Below the Line


If you are or thinking of after reading this, in taking part get in touch so we can follow your week Below the line. With a food diary of images and your experience.

Live below the Line 2014 is taking place from Monday 28 April to Friday 2 May, and challenges you to live below the poverty line for one week. Change the way you think about poverty.

What is Live below the Line?

During the Live Below the Line five day challenge 27,500 children will die of malnutrition. It shouldn’t be like this. The world produces enough food for every child. Today, UNICEF is doing more than anyone to stop children suffering from hunger and dying from malnutrition.

The challenge is to buy all the food and drink you need to survive for five days with just £5 (£1 per day). There are no specific rules on what you can and can’t do, it’s really up to you about how strict you want to be (e.g. using oil, or spices etc).

Get sponsored by family members, friends, and co-workers to live below the line, raising money. You’ll gain first-hand insight into the lives of people living below the poverty line and have the chance to make a difference. See the Charities you can choose to donate to here.

How do I join in?

Step 1. Register
Register now on the Live below the Line 2014 website, where you can set up your online fundraising page, and access loads of materials to help you plan.

Step 2. Read about the challenge from our past participants
Last year, over 1200 people in the UK raised an incredible £153,170 for UNICEF’s work for children.

In the run up to the campaign we will be adding lots of new stories from past participants and resources to help you plan and fund raise.

Step 3. Recruit your friends, and get fundraising
Make sure you tell your friends about the challenge you’ve set yourself. It’s easier to do as part of a group, so see if you can get any of your friends or family to sign up too. Be sure to tell everyone about your online sponsorship page and consider writing a blog to update them on how you’re doing.

What are you waiting for?

You can see the choices of the causes you can raise money for here.

Sign up now


Easter Weekend What’s On

Scunthorpe Independent News


Family & Kids

Dowses Fun Fair Is now situated nr Church Square Carpark over easter.

Saturday 19 April

10.30am to 3.30pm – Easter Egg Hunt
North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe.
Win prizes and enjoy family fun activities. 01724 843533.

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This Wednesday- Scunthorpe LGBT Launches Social Meet Up

Scunthorpe Independent News


After a couple of months being back online Scunthorpe LGBT network has received numerous messages and emails either requesting support or an event. It has become more and more visible that homophobia locally sadly is still alive for some of the community.

We are creating a social meet up which will allow ages 14+. This may put some of the people over 18 off but we do not expect everyone to sit together if they do not wish to. Certain age groups will be split off onto which ever tables they wish.

The first meet up everyone will be asked their opinion of what they would like to see more of whether it be have trips out, film showings or a night time club/gig event.

So why not come hang out for a non alcoholic drink and a chat.

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Exclusive: Exciting new Cafe bar to open in the town centre with something for everyone

Scunthorpe Independent News

Café INDIEpendent has long been an idea of local entrepreneur and charity worker David Plumtree, and today it took a crucial step forwards to its fulfilment with the signing of the lease.

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