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Monday November 12th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

At precisely 11am, the guards whistle sounded in the hall of Crewe Heritage Centre, the air raid siren rang out at Crewe locomotive works and we all stood still to remember the fallen.

Graham Wood, grandson of Private W. Wood V.C is seen in the cab of 5551, Gareth Atkinson who serves in the 1st Battalion of the Mercian Regiment is proudly stood with Simon Weston.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who came to see ‘The Unknown Warrior’ this weekend, it is everyone’s national memorial locomotive. Thank you for your support.

www.lms-patriot.org.uk/
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Monday November 12th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

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Friday November 9th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

***This Weekend***

We’re ready for the doors to open at Crewe Heritage Centre at 10am tomorrow morning!

For the first time ever, ‘The Unknown Warrior’ is now wearing an LMS smokebox number plate and she has been dressed to mark the centenary of the armistice recreating a tradition that was done in steam days with the original memorial engine named ‘Patriot’.

Her boiler is in, buffers are polished and the new crest is in place ready for unveiling tomorrow by our Patron, Simon Weston CBE.

All the details of this special weekend of events that includes a heritage bus service to the excellent Alsager Model Railway Show can be found on our website at www.lms-patriot.org.uk/

We look forward to welcoming you.

#theunknownwarrior
#nationalmemoriallocomotive
#inmemoryofthefallen
#lestweforget
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Just asking what's with the freighliner

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Friday November 9th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Our Volunteers have been hard at work over the last few weeks improving the Heritage Centre, here are a few things that we have been working on.

What do you think of the work so far?

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? We're always on the lookout for new faces to join the Heritage Centre family, for more information please visit: crewehc.org/about-us/volunteers/
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Our Volunteers have been hard at work over the last few weeks improving the Heritage Centre, here are a few things that we have been working on. 

What do you think of the work so far?

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Were always on the lookout for new faces to join the Heritage Centre family, for more information please visit: https://crewehc.org/about-us/volunteers/

 

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Looks very smart, good work

Great work - missed my annual visit to Crewe this year, but hope to get up in 2019. Loved the photo of Patriot - thank you 👍

Is that a bottle of IrnBru I spy there 🔭

Am i correct thinking the site is open this Saturday to the public? Nice features btw. Looks smart 🙂

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Tuesday November 6th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

We have good news!!

It’s been a long day at Crewe but we’re thrilled to say the boiler has now been trial fitted into 5551’s frames after a super slick effort by our good friends at Heritage Boiler Steam Services Ltd and our volunteers.

Don’t forget you can exclusively come and view her for yourself this weekend at Crewe Heritage Centre! More details can be found here on our website www.lms-patriot.org.uk/

#team5551
#lookingcomplete
#inmemoryofthefallen
#armistice

📷 Andy Collinson
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Looking good - real progress.

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Sunday November 4th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

84 years since the original 5551 was outshopped from Crewe works... and a Patriot is back in town!

5551 'The Unknown Warrior' is safely tucked up inside the hall at Crewe Heritage Centre where a hive of activity is set to begin to prepare her for the events being held across the weekend of the 10th/11th November. Have you put the dates in your diary to come and see her for the first time with her boiler trial fitted into the frames?

The event will be opening at 10am on both days and entry will be by donation:

▶️ 5551 'The Unknown Warrior' on display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.

▶️ Heritage bus service to take you to the Alsager Model Railway Show.

▶️ Simon Weston CBE, Patron of the Project will be unveiling our new crest on the Saturday afternoon.

▶️ Class 66 No. 66418 ‘Patriot’ on display courtesy of Freightliner UK/Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

www.lms-patriot.org.uk/
crewehc.org

#team5551
#inmemoryofthefallen
#movingforward
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84 years since the original 5551 was outshopped from Crewe works... and a Patriot is back in town!

5551 The Unknown Warrior is safely tucked up inside the hall at Crewe Heritage Centre where a hive of activity is set to begin to prepare her for the events being held across the weekend of the 10th/11th November. Have you put the dates in your diary to come and see her for the first time with her boiler trial fitted into the frames?

The event will be opening at 10am on both days and entry will be by donation:

▶️ 5551 The Unknown Warrior on display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.

▶️ Heritage bus service to take you to the Alsager Model Railway Show.

▶️ Simon Weston CBE, Patron of the Project will be unveiling our new crest on the Saturday afternoon.

▶️ Class 66 No. 66418 ‘Patriot’ on display courtesy of Freightliner UK/Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome.

https://www.lms-patriot.org.uk/
https://crewehc.org

#team5551
#inmemoryofthefallen
#movingforwardImage attachment

 

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is it a free entry and is it this weekend

Will the full heritage centre be open for a look around? I have a train mad little boy who hasn’t visited the site yet

I will be there

Rachel Lysaght

Sam Choules

Daniel Kilty

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Saturday November 3rd, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Massive well done and congratulations to our friends at Whitby Morrison!!

Whitby Morrison
A NEW WORLD RECORD!

October 16, 12018 - Crewe, Cheshire, UK - 84 Ice Cream Vans set a new world record for the world's largest parade.

Multi coloured vans, musical chimes - the most amazing sight!

Ice Cream Men and Women travelled from all over the UK, Southern Ireland and Belgium to Wychwood Park to take part in the attempt.

Guinness World Records were in attendance too to observe the attempt and adjudge whether it met their stringent rules.

Thankfully it did! Well done everyone!
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I'm in heaven🍨🍦🍦🍧🍧🍦

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Tuesday October 30th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Patriot Class The Unknown Warrior has landed in Crewe for the first time ever!!

We are open on the 10th & 11th November so you can see this Iconic Locomotive
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Patriot Class The Unknown Warrior has landed in Crewe for the first time ever!!

We are open on the 10th & 11th November so you can see this Iconic Locomotive

 

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All these armchair enthusiasts. You joke and moan saying it's unfinished but are you a member of their group physically donating or helping?

Think of the last time an original Patriot was in Crewe 1962 and being for the chop. Who would believe this sight happening in Oct 2018??

When you say 'see this iconic locomotive'............

Iconic ???? ..... unfinished would be more appropriate!

Is it being put togeva at crewe

where's the rest of it?! 😂

Samantha Rowan

Jordan Shingler

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Sunday October 28th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Do you recognise this piece of cinema history? This modified British Rail class 20 was featured in the 1995 classic Bond film GoldenEye. Much of the early preparation work was done here at the Crewe Heritage Centre before being moved to Pinewood Studios for the finishing touches.

The locomotive can be seen here having returned to the Heritage Centre after filming was completed.
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Do you recognise this piece of cinema history? This modified British Rail class 20 was featured in the 1995 classic Bond film GoldenEye. Much of the early preparation work was done here at the Crewe Heritage Centre before being moved to Pinewood Studios for the finishing touches. 

The locomotive can be seen here having returned to the Heritage Centre after filming was completed.

 

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Derek Meddings with the miniature version.

The railway scenes during GoldenEye were shot at both British Sugar Factory, Fletton and Nene Valley Railway.

Sean Bean isn't dying in this scene.

this class20188 was James bond move www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCMzeP_LnUM

remember when it came back with instructions in russian on the instrument panel

20188 i believe?

Goldeneye is that one Bond movie which I’ve yet to see, didn’t know about this!

How many times has the same info got to be put on here ?? Read the comments......only takes a minute. 💀💀💀💀

Is it there still wouldnt mind seeing it

Where is 20188 now?

Where is this and will this ever be sent to any other spots to be on display?

A WTF is that moment, traveling along the old A10 through Wadesmill when I overtook it. When it was on its way to NVR and I was going up to Cambridge

Always loved this.the train of a villian.

So is it there now

Neil Reynolds never realised this was 20188 !

A battered Lima model and some plasticard would do it...

I remember one of the coaches still been at the heritage centre 4 or 5 years after the film was made.

Sweet

Blummin eck ..... We have a man at the centre! The names Porter, Brian John Porter 370 007 licensed to tilt.

blimey I do remember that wow

Weirdly reminds me of the GWR's attempts to streamline a King loco!

Was that 50008 Thunderer next to 20188 ? Making out 20188 was Russian lol

Does it still exist? They should display it at Bond in Motion!

Was it filmed too at NVR Peterborough too

I’ve seen the film but never clocked on that it was a class 20, but now you mention it its obvious lol!

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Monday October 15th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Steam Engine 6233 Duchess Of Sutherland has popped on site for Servicing!

Did you know we are a mainline servicing facility?
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Steam Engine 6233 Duchess Of Sutherland has popped on site for Servicing! 

Did you know we are a mainline servicing facility?

 

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Royal Scot is the name of the train it works and the engine name is Duchess of Sutherland

Why is it saying Royal Scot and Duchess of Sutherland?

Any idea when she’s due out and to where? Thanks

How long is she with you for ?

Here's my miniature Duchess of Sutherland

On the way to Bury for the ELR steam gala

She’s a beauty mark I would really love to see it in action

A y one no where you can see steamys as it rare u get to see them now once in a blue moon I seen one

What a beast!

Brilliant Mark. Xx

Graham Masser

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Sunday October 14th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

The first addition to our 2019 Season will be the introduction of these dog waste bins which will be strategically placed around The Crewe Heritage Centre.

Did you know we are a dog friendly museum?

#daysout #mansbestfriend #dogfriendly
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The first addition to our 2019 Season will be the introduction of these dog waste bins which will be strategically placed around The Crewe Heritage Centre.

Did you know we are a dog friendly museum? 

#daysout #mansbestfriend #dogfriendly

 

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No I didn't great to no love visiting here 🐶

Leanne 🐶🐶

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Saturday October 13th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

***Breaking News from the The LMS-Patriot Project***

The LMS-Patriot Project is delighted to announce a weekend of events with 5551 ‘The Unknown Warrior’ taking centre stage at Crewe Heritage Centre on the 10th & 11th November 2018.

5551 will be having it’s part finished boiler trial fitted between the frames preceding the event and we are inviting you to come and view her progress first hand and see this momentous stage in her build. Highlights for the weekend include:

▶️ 5551 'The Unknown Warrior' on display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.

▶️ Heritage bus service to take you to the Alsager Model Railway Show.

▶️ Simon Weston CBE, Patron of the Project to unveil our new crest on the Saturday.

▶️ Class 66 No. 66418 ‘Patriot’ on display courtesy of Freightliner UK/Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Entry to Crewe Heritage Centre will be by donation. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates as we get closer to the event.

Please do share and spread the word. We look forward to welcoming you.

#theunknownwarrior
#inmemoryofthefallen
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***Breaking News from the The LMS-Patriot Project***

The LMS-Patriot Project is delighted to announce a weekend of events with 5551 ‘The Unknown Warrior’ taking centre stage at Crewe Heritage Centre on the 10th & 11th November 2018.

5551 will be having it’s part finished boiler trial fitted between the frames preceding the event and we are inviting you to come and view her progress first hand and see this momentous stage in her build. Highlights for the weekend include:

▶️ 5551 The Unknown Warrior on display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice.

▶️ Heritage bus service to take you to the Alsager Model Railway Show.

▶️ Simon Weston CBE, Patron of the Project to unveil our new crest on the Saturday.

▶️ Class 66 No. 66418 ‘Patriot’ on display courtesy of Freightliner UK/Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

Entry to Crewe Heritage Centre will be by donation. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates as we get closer to the event.

Please do share and spread the word. We look forward to welcoming you.

#theunknownwarrior
#inmemoryofthefallen

 

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Is No. 5551 going to be based as Crewe Heritage Centre now?

Thanks I will keep it in mind Dad

Alleyne Johnson x

Jordan Shingler

Paul 'moley' Evanson

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Friday October 12th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Fantastic news from Wheels of War - In support of Help for HeroesWe at Crewe & District Military Vehicle Club are Proud, Amazed and Delighted that our Wheels of War 2018 Military Vehicle Show & 40’s Dance has been a resounding success and you have helped raise a staggering £5,975.61 for our nominated Charity, Help for Heroes Official.

It goes without saying, as a small team of passionate volunteers we could not have excelled without the help of all our generous Sponsors, Exhibitors, Public and everyone that has helped us out in one way or another, and of course Crewe Heritage Centre for continually letting us take over their site for the weekend and assisting us on the lead up to the show and over this fabulous weekend.
WE THANK YOU ALL!
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Tuesday October 9th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

We are now closed for winter!

We have lots planned over the winter period.
You can keep up to date with us on our social media platforms.

We will see you in spring 2019!
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See you next year! 🙂

You all deserve a bumper stocking from Father Christmas for what you do 🎁

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Sunday September 30th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Thank you to the organisers for Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes who worked very hard to make this event successful.

We are sorry to say that this fantastic event marks the end of our 2018 season.
We will be back this Saturday with our Toy & Train Fair.

Then our winter maintenance starts!Wheels of War 2018!! What a Show! We hope you enjoyed it, thank you to all that have supported / attended over the weekend. Your contribution allows us to raise funds and awareness for the Help 4 Heroes Charity. Dates confirmed for next year:

Sat & Sun (28th & 29th September 2019) - put it in your diary 👍🏻

If you have any pictures / videos of the show please post in comments.... 📷
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Thank you to the organisers for Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes who worked very hard to make this event successful. 

We are sorry to say that this fantastic event marks the end of our 2018 season. 
We will be back this Saturday with our Toy & Train Fair. 

Then our winter maintenance starts!

 

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Thank you for today loved it with my girls

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Sunday September 30th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

It’s not too late to visit the Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes

Plenty to see including -

A Spitfire

A V1 Rocket

3 Miniature Steam Engines Running.

Loads of military vehicles from the past and present !!

We are open

10:00 - 16:30 Today!!!

Admission -

Adults £3.50

Children and Concessions £2.00

Family’s £10.00

Please note our carpark is extremely busy, Please use Tesco and Town Centre Parking.
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It’s not too late to visit the Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes

Plenty to see including -

A Spitfire

A V1 Rocket 

3 Miniature Steam Engines Running.

Loads of military vehicles from the past and present !!

We are open 

10:00 - 16:30 Today!!!

Admission -

Adults £3.50

Children and Concessions £2.00

Family’s £10.00

Please note our carpark is extremely busy, Please use Tesco and Town Centre Parking.

 

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At least there something forward looking in Crewe well done

Loved it

Yesterday was ace

Highly recommend goin loved it and the band was amazing

Nigel Vidaurri

Steve Blakeley

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Saturday September 29th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Beautiful blue sky in Crewe Today!

Perfect for Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes

Plenty to see including -

A Spitfire

A V1 Rocket

3 Miniature Steam Engines Running.

Loads of military vehicles from the past and present !!

We are open

Saturday 10:00- 16:30

Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Admission -

Adults £3.50

Children and Concessions £2.00

Family’s £10.00

Please note our carpark is extremely busy, Please use Tesco and Town Centre Parking.
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I should be there really but having fun with seized bolts on the 110 😬

Will be there Sunday dressed as a boy scout in an old uniform and helping with the replica ww1 boy scout ambulance. Also my dad will be dressed as a spive with my mum as a 1940s lady. Also if we can we have a 1930s gramaphone with records from ww2 etc and if we can we would like to play it at some point during the day.

On our way

Rachel White Heather Williams Rozie Hunter Maeve Harrison Becky Ackerley Stacey Ashton something for the kids to do

Ivana Cooke the boys enjoyed this last year. G asked if he could go in his Army fancy dress.

Looks really good and some great September Weather.

Natasha J Vyse take girls

Suzy Stanley New

Kev Chambers

Rachel Shard

Laura Cookson

Adrian Lewandowskii

Brandon Sims

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Friday September 28th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

A Spitfire has landed at The Crewe Heritage Centre for this weekends Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes.

The Military Vehicle Show is open
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
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A Spitfire has landed at The Crewe Heritage Centre for this weekends Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes.

The Military Vehicle Show is open
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

 

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Is 47712 there

John Douglas Claire Douglas Ollier something for the weekend

Matt Green are you coming with us tomorrow?

Wow amazing

Is that a plastic replica?

How much is entry please?

Marcia Nuttall Andy wud probably enjoy lookin round this xx

Paul Daunt maybe we'll go on Sunday

Billy Dalzell

Martin Hodgson Brendan C Hinett Steve Royle Andy Roberts Mark Edwards

Damian Philliben

Kris

Steve Platt

Jean Pearce

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Tuesday September 25th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

Day Two...

The main exhibition hall is coming along in preparation for this weekends Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes. Today’s tasks included setting up the stage and decorating the hall.

Tomorrow we have some more vehicles arriving and lots more setting up to do.
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Will be there Sunday dressed as a boy scout in an old uniform and helping with the replica ww1 boy scout ambulance. Also my dad will be dressed as a spive with my mum as a 1940s lady. Also if we can we have a 1930s gramaphone with records from ww2 etc and if we can we would like to play it at some point during the day.

🤩

Graham Masser

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Tuesday September 25th, 2018

Crewe Heritage Centre

The first vehicles have arrive for this weekends Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes!

This is one of the vehicles which was used in the filming of Band Of Brothers.
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The first vehicles have arrive for this weekends Wheels of War - In support of Help for Heroes!

This is one of the vehicles which was used in the filming of Band Of Brothers.

 

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Will be there Sunday dressed as a boy scout in an old uniform and helping with the replica ww1 boy scout ambulance. Also my dad will be dressed as a spive with my mum as a 1940s lady. Also if we can we have a 1930s gramaphone with records from ww2 etc and if we can we would like to play it at some point during the day.

We're at plz

Is this Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th?

Saw the vehicles in Crewe Town centre on Saturday. Lovely comdition

Dan Rigsby 👌🏻

Mandy Louise

Melissa Forbes

Hannah Chan

Chris Lawley

Kerry Latham

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