This year we are taking part in the Virtual Garden Day of the charity Wilmslow Wells for Africa. A number of short films will enable you to tour a range of gardens including, the Wilmslow & Lindow Light Railway, all of which which we hope you will be able to visit in person next year.
View the gardens by clicking here
Wilmslow Wells for Africa
is a direct action, volunteer-run charity, working through trusted contacts in Britain and Africa.
We provide clean water, hygiene and sanitation in drought-stricken areas of Africa.
Over 99% of everything we raise goes directly to water projects.
Since the mid 1980’s, we have raised over £1.3 million and funded over 210 projects .
The Wilmslow & Lindow Light Railway is a 16mm, live steam garden railway. Loosely based on the Leek & Manifold Light Railway of Staffordshire this miniature world is home to several live steam locomotives, coaches, wagons, traction engines and motor vehicles – even an award winning station!
The railway is open to the public once a year during the summer and all money raised goes to the charity of its choice.
The W&LLR originally started its life in 1996 in Staffordshire under the name of the ‘Moddershall Valley Light Railway’. The railway closed in early 2000 and was then put into storage.
The railway re-opened in Cheshire in 2008 under the name of the Wilmslow & Lindow Light Railway using the original engines, Lancelot and King Arthur, its rolling stock and track. Over the years the railway has been extended, new buildings and rolling stock scratch built and the addition of several new locomotives.
Engines of the Line
Reginald Thomas Brunt
E R Calthrop