1st East Peak Outdoors Festival
1st East Peak Outdoors Festival to take place 19th -23rd June 2013. East Peak Outdoors is a new festival of walking, cycling and horse riding, celebrating the outstanding natural environment surrounding the East Peak area of Penistone, Denby Dale, Kirkburton and North Sheffield. Read more (26 April 2013)
Students got crafty on the Penistone Line!
A group of textile craft students from Huddersfield University showcast their talents at stations along the Penistone Line on Tuesday 5 March.
Read more (5 March 2013)
Rail-y good days out in the East Peak are given a funding boost
At peak times there are plenty of passengers on the Penistone Line, the train line between Huddersfield and Sheffield, but there is also an excellent off-peak service. Penistone Line Partnership has been successful in securing rural development funding to promote using these off-peak trains for the best reason of all, for having fun.
Read more (4 Jan 2013)
Cash raised from Christmas Special Train donated to The Oliver Field Appeal
Back in December last year, the Penistone Line Partnership arranged a Christmas Special Train to the Manchester Christmas Markets. The Special Train was fully decorated, and passengers were entertained by Thurlstone Training Band, and The Pathfinders band. Santa also joined the train, and gave presents to all the children on board.
The 2012 train raised funds for the Oliver Field Appeal, a charity raising funds for a two year old from Huddersfield to give him access to treatment for Neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. Read more (26 April 2013)
Shepley Spring Festival
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Shepley Spring Festival one of the highlights of the calendar in Shepley village tucked into the edge of the Pennine hills in rural West Yorkshire. Afer only 6 years the event is well and truly on the national festival map having been awarded the status ‘Village Festival of the Year 2012’ by the national Fatea record and music organisation in a category which included the illustrious Cambridge Folk Festival. Read more
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On the reindeer’s day off, Santa takes the train
A train full of passengers made a festive trip to Manchester on Sunday and were joined by a very special guest, Father Christmas. Santa joined the train to say hello to boys and girls young and old and to hand out Christmas gifts. The festive mood aboard was provided by live music and carols from Thurlstone Training Band and locally sourced food and drinks. Read more (4 Jan 2013)
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