Heritage railway's summer craft fair cancelled

A proposal has also been lodged to regenerate the Wymondham to Dereham line. The Mid Norfolk Railway

The Mid-Norfolk Railway station in Dereham - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk heritage railway has cancelled its summer craft fair, which had been due to take place on Saturday, owing to continued coronavirus restrictions. 

In a message on their website, the Dereham-based Mid-Norfolk Railway wrote: “Unfortunately due to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions, we felt that we are unable to hold the Craft Fair, planned to take place on 17th July, with a variety of restrictions to make it a successful event. 

“The stall holders have been contacted directly about this news. We are now investigating a future date to hold this event.”

The railway reopened to passengers for the first time since the pandemic began on July 3, and its return is otherwise proving a success. 

An MNR spokesman said that the railway’s popular cream tea coaches had been fully booked on Saturday, July 10. 


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“We are seeing people booking for trains from all over the UK and so as the restrictions ease we are facing the future with confidence,” said the spokesman. 

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