Hopper Bounces Back!

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We regularly host  volunteering days with local schools, groups and companies. On 10th October 2011 we were pleased to welcome back a party of young volunteers who attend the local Oakham School.

While many of the groups were involved in assisting with the major Museum rebuilding project, a team of young women were able to capitalise on the earlier preparation work undertaken by Museum staff, when they completed the repainting of our Charles Roberts hopper wagon into a suitable livery to fit with the curatorial timeline.

The Charity was particularly impressed with the standard of work and extremely pleased that while its regular volunteers were engaged with ongoing infrastructure projects, a fine example of exhibit restoration could be completed.

The wagon has now been lettered complete with a suitable running number which coincidentally reflects the date of the restoration and has joined our operational fleet of iron ore wagons.

If your group or company would like to take part in a volunteering day at the Museum we would be pleased to hear from you. We try to organise small projects that can be completed in a session so that volunteers can feel that sense of satisfaction in making a big difference through their efforts.