Time for celebration – it’s 150 years since the railway arrived in Okehampton
Aug20

Time for celebration – it’s 150 years since the railway arrived in Okehampton

The very first train arrives in Okehampton 3rd october 1871 Since our inception in 2016 The Moorlander has been a key supporter of those volunteer groups who have tirelessly campaigned for the return of the railway to Okehampton during the last decade and more. Amidst all the furore following the momentous announcement in March that, after an absence of almost 50 years, passenger services to Exeter are to recommence by the end of the...

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River Teign Restoration Project lands massive Heritage Lottery grant
Aug11

River Teign Restoration Project lands massive Heritage Lottery grant

Roger Furniss, Geoff Stephens and David West of the river teign restoration project © Chris Saville The River Teign Restoration Project is a four-year river conservation project centred around improving the water quality of the river and its tributaries for migratory fish species particularly salmon and seatrout. The project, which began in February this year, has been made possible thanks to a massive grant of £243,100 awarded by The...

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South Devon Railway celebrates ‘Heritage’ for the first week of Love Your Railway
Aug06

South Devon Railway celebrates ‘Heritage’ for the first week of Love Your Railway

© Bournemouth News & Picture Agency (BNPS) ‘Love Your Railway’ aims to shine a spotlight on not only the important work that heritage railways do with regards to historic conservation, education and research, but also highlight how the nation’s heritage railways have all been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of reduced capacities and income, which have threatened their very existence. The SDR is collaborating with...

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Okehampton Show makes a welcome return
Jul29

Okehampton Show makes a welcome return

all pictures © EMILY FLEUR PHOTOGRAPHY & MARKETING After taking an enforced break last year due to the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 113th Okehampton Show returns to the Stoney Park Showground on Thursday, 12th August. Traditionally it is the Show where animals take pride of place while promising fun and entertainment for everyone between 9am and 5pm. Set on the northern edge of Okehampton, adjacent to the Holsworthy...

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South Devon Railway supports‘Love Your Railway’ nationwide campaign
Jul23

South Devon Railway supports
‘Love Your Railway’ nationwide campaign

© Chris Saville The scenic South Devon Railway (SDR) is joining fellow heritage railways all over the country from as far afield as Cornwall, Suffolk, North Wales, North East Scotland and Northern Ireland in a new nationwide campaign to raise greater awareness of Britain’s heritage rail sector. Spearheaded by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), who run the aptly-named Moorlander Evening Pullman dining service, the ‘Love Your...

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