WLLR Easter Trains 2016
and The Great Easter Egg Hunt
FORGET the 'Great Train
Robbery', the 2016 The West Lancashire Light Railway (WLLR)
'Great Easter Egg Hunt' is due to take place soon! The railway is
situated at Hesketh Bank, approximately midway between Preston and Southport
and on Easter Sunday, it will be offering a completely new event for
visitors. The new event will see children taking part in a 'Spot the
Easter Eggs' competition and also taking rides on the Steam Powered
short 2' gauge railway. If you cant make Easter Day, starting on Good
Friday, Steam trains will also once again be operating and from then on,
every Sundays and Bank Holidays during 2016, from Easter to the end of
October 2016. During the Easter weekend the Railway will be open as
Good Friday, 25 March 2016.
Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016.
Easter Monday, 28 March 2016.
On Good Friday and Easter Monday, trains will run as normal, with 1
locomotive in steam. The usual fares will apply:-
Tickets are valid all afternoon with no limit to the umber of rides. Trains
depart approximately every 20 minutes, from:- 11.30am to 4.30pm.
Please note that to take part in the:- 'The Great Easter Egg Hunt',
those tickets will be:-
The Tiskets include train rides for everybody, and a 1 entry per child, in
the:- 'Spot the Easter Eggs' competition.
Trains run between 11.30 and 4.30. 2 locomotives in steam.
Did you know that The West Lancashire Light Railway is a short 2' gauge line
situated at Hesketh Bank Motive power includes several historic steam
locomotives and a remarkable collection of diesel, petrol and battery
electric industrial locomotives? The line runs alongside a former clay pit
which served a brickworks adjacent to the former West Lancashire Railway.
The Railway is open every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter through
October, and on advertised days in December 2016 for:- 'Santa
Railway has recently been awarded £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Free
car parking is available on site. The no. 2 Southport Preston Bus passes the
entrance to the Railway (hourly service on Sundays and Bank Holidays);
alight at Booths. Snacks and hot and cold drinks are available from our
catering wagon; or bring a picnic (picnic tables are provided).
Alternatively, Booths' cafe is open until mid afternoon and fish and chips
are available across the road (check opening times).
For further information about the tourist attraction and any of the events
they offer, please visit:-
WestLancs.Railway.Org or call:- 01772
Actress Cheryl Fergison
heads from Eastenders to The Wizard of Oz at St Helens Theatre Royal
REGAL Entertainments have announced
that following on from the sell out seasons, in 2013, 2014 and 2015, Regal
Entertainments' enchanting production of the classic stage play 'The
Wizard of Oz' will again be returning to St Helens Theatre Royal
from 22 October to 30 October 2016. But the production have also added that
they are "extremely excited" to have actress Cheryl Fergison
joining the cast, this Autumn!
The former BBC Eastenders actress will swap the streets of Walford for the
Yellow Brick Road as she plays the part of The Wicked Witch of the West.
She will join Charlotte Gallagher (Snow White and Peter Pan) as Dorothy and
Radio City 2; 105.9FM's Claire Simmo, as Glinda the Good Witch in the
production which will be staged during October ½ term.
The actress, who played Heather Trott in the soap opera for many years, is a
multi talented performer who has starred in many stage and film productions
and is a wonderful singer and musician. And she is certainly no stranger to
pantomime, having appeared in Cinderella, Jack and The Beanstalk and Beauty
and the Beast to name but a few. So she is looking forward to getting her
teeth stuck into the role of the Wicked Witch of the West and changing her
famous headband for a pointy hat and green stage make up. Cheryl
said:- "I am so looking forward to coming to the Theatre Royal St
Helens and being part of an amazing cast and crew of the Wizard of Oz this
October. It is one of my favourite stories with a great message and is loved
by all ages. I am looking forward to playing the Wicked Witch of the West...
Baddies are always fun to play and a contrast from other characters I have
portrayed in the past. I am particularly looking forward to performing for
the audiences of St Helens and surrounding Towns; see you in October!"
Regal Entertainments are well known for their critically acclaimed smash hit
seasonal productions, which are always chockfull of glitz, glamour, songs,
dance, family filled fun, silly antics and slapstick comedy and The Wizard
of Oz will be no exception.
With an all star cast in the bag and tickets starting at just £10, let St
Helens Theatre Royal take you and your little munchkins somewhere over the
rainbow to The Merry Old Land of Oz!
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy, and
her little dog Toto, as they journey along the Yellow Brick Road to meet the
Wizard, so that he can make their wishes come true.
Watch out for the Wicked Witch and get ready for a whole lot of family fun
as this fantastic tale is reawakened once more. Chantelle Nolan,
Theatre Manager said:- "Cheryl is such an amazing actress and a real
character so she is perfect for the role of the Wicked Witch of the West and
the cast and I can't wait to welcome her to St Helens. We know the audience
will love her; when they're not booing her that is…!"
Tickets are now on sale
online and are already selling fast, so
book early to avoid disappointment! Alternatively from booking online, you
can also book in person, at the Theatre Royal Box Office, located on
Corporation Street, St. Helens or call:- 01744 756 000.