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ASDA Foundation Grant for Abbey Station Visitor Centre
27 Nov 2023

The Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust charity is celebrating after receiving a grant from the ASDA Foundation towards providing essential items for the Abbey Station Visitor Centre - Plus, see the new Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust Calendar 2024! 

The Abbey Station Visitor Centre, based in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury has renovated community venue, which is also home to a popular railway heritage centre. The grant will enable the trustees to purchase essential equipment so that on occasions visiting groups can enjoy some hospitality.

Philip Davies, Chairman of the Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust said: “The Asda Foundation supports small, grass roots organisations in several ways throughout the year and we are delighted that they have agreed to fund our requirements. It was a pleasure working with Anne-Marie Emmerson; ASDA’s Community Champion in Shrewsbury store, and for her support. We are thankful for The ASDA Foundation appreciating our need for some practical assistance towards the final part of our ‘kitchen project’, and we will now be able to complete one of our ambitions, such as helping the local community to enjoy the Abbey Station Visitor Centre facilities”.

A steam train approaching Shrewsbury

The rebuilt SR Bulleid pacific 34046 Braunton approaches Tilley level crossing near Wem (Credit: Mervyn Pritchard)

Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust 2024 Calendar 

There are lots more beautiful images of steam trains (like the one pictured above by Mervyn Pritchard) in the Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust 2024 calendar, now on sale in Shrewsbury.

Calendars can be bought for £6 from Abbey Station (open Saturday morning 10.30am and 2.30pm); from Claremont News, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, and Abbey Deli, 178 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. You can also find them at the Shrewsbury Charity Christmas Card Shop in St Mary’s church, Shrewsbury until Saturday 9th December. And they can also be ordered by post - for £8.50 (this includes £2.50p postage and packing); send your remittance and details to SRHT, Abbey Station, 192A Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH.