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Started by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
My Life CIC are hosting an event in March to celebrate transport through the ages and to launch their model railway.

If you have a little vehicle tucked away and want to take it or want a stall to sell any items give them a call on 01257 472900 or info@my-life.org.uk



Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan WN6 0PP

my-life.org.uk / Facebook / @MyLife_CIC

Posted by: baker boy (14437) Report abuse
jo anne
could you keep us all informed a little nearer the time please,i would not mind a visit to the show.thank you.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
Will do, Baker Boy.

Posted by: arrow (823) Report abuse
Thanks for posting this Joanne. It sounds good

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
The provisional date is Sunday 13th March (FB)

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
A little further afield - Scooter Rally Event & Family Fun Day, 15-17th April
Charity Farm Campsite, Toogood Lane, Wrightington WN6 9PP



just-bu.org / Facebook / @justbucic

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
Stars & Cars 2016, Sat 2nd April, Chorley, in aid of Derian House - Tickets

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
My Life - Facebook:

To celebrate the launch of our new model railway, we're celebrating transport through the ages at an event we're calling 'Around The Globe in 80 Ways' on Sunday, 13 March 2016 at Thompson House Equestrian Centre in Standish.

It's going to be a fun day for all the family, and as well as different modes of transport on display, there will be a funfair, hot food and drinks, and indoor/outdoor craft stalls.

Stalls cost just 10 - phone 01257 472900 or email info@my-life.org.uk for a booking form.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
My Life - Facebook:

Last shout for anyone who wants to bring vintage vehicles, scooters, bicycles, farm vehicles, machines and stalls promoting a wide range of goods.

It's going to be a BIG community event and we are expecting 1000's.

To bring your vehicle or have a stall call 01257 472900 info@my-life.org.uk spread the word!

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
What are the parking facilities like jo anne?

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
I'll try to find out for you, 0 Years.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
There's lots of parking available.

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
Thanks Jo anne, I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
An article about My Life's model railway in the Wigan Observer (Feb):



Standish station is reopening ... but in miniature! An amazing public model railway project growing inside a poly tunnel has opened at the My Life charity at Thompson House Equestrian Centre. The huge 30 foot long layout - officially named Standish Junction - will have a natural growing landscaping.

* Around the Globe in 80 Ways - Sun 13th Mar - 11am till 4pm *

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
Just to give this another bump for a bit of exposure as there is only a week to go.

Are there any updates worth posting, eg: how many cars are booked in, how many stalls are there, anything else worth mentioning?

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
I don't know those details, 0 Years, but here's a bit more information from Facebook:

There'll be vintage cars, model aeroplanes, a fun fair, hot food & drinks, craft stalls, rickshaw, penny farthing experience, carriage rides & much more!

It's 2 per person and children under 18 get in free.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
If you are attending Around the Globe in 80 Ways on Sunday, here's some exciting news:

My Life are giving away five gift vouchers to the first five people who find this man - link

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
Facebook:

We are delighted to welcome Taulima Tauti and Joe Bretherton from Wigan Warriors at our Vintage Transport show this Sunday. Don't forget to bring your autograph book!!

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
Looks like it will be a nice sunny day on Sunday for this event.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse


Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
Hello Jo anne,

A friend has asked me if dogs are allowed, any idea?

Thanks

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
I don't think they will be, 0 Years, but your friend could call them on 01257 472900 to make sure.

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
Thanks Jo anne, you are probably right but I will tell him to call.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
Dogs on leads are allowed, 0 Years, we're just back from the event & had a really nice time there.

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
Hello Jo anne, we have just got back too, in fact we ended up parking in the exhibitors area along with a couple of friends who brought along their cars too (one from North Wales)!

It was a really good event and if anyone is doing nothing for the next couple of hours it is well worth a visit as it only closes at four.

Thanks for posting this Jo anne.

Posted by: arrow (823) Report abuse
We went too. It was very enjoyable

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
parking in the exhibitors area In pride of place then, 0 Years! I'm intrigued as to which car was yours now, there were some very beautiful vehicles on display.

Did you take your camera, Arrow? Certainly a lot of interesting photo opportunities.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
Volunteers needed for My Life's Big Spring Clean and Planting Day, Sun 10th April, 10am - 4pm

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
It was a "two tone" car Jo anne and parked on the left at the entrance to the vintage car area in between a green sports car and a big yellow American pick up truck.

Hopefully they will hold this again next year.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
I remember a brown & cream car, 0 Years, was that the one?

Was it one of the cars with leather belts fastened across their bonnets - I've never noticed that before.

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
That's the one, it has a bonnet belt but the brown is maroon. The green one was a friend who came up from North Wales just for the event.

Coincidentally I ended up pushing that big yellow truck at a petrol station earlier in the morning when it broke down as I was filling up. I'd never seen it before and met it twice in the space of an hour. That took some shifting I can tell you.

Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
I can imagine, 0 Years, it had a lot of character & was some size!

I was very impressed by both cars, 0 Years, they're wonderful, so glad you & your friend displayed them there today. I didn't expect to enjoy the exhibition so much, I'd happily go along again if it does happen next year too.

Posted by: arrow (823) Report abuse
Yes Jo Anne I took my camera. Did anyone have a go on the penny farthing bike?

















Posted by: jo anne (32029)   Report abuse
Great photos, as always, Arrow, thanks for sharing them.

I didn't dare have a go on the penny farthing. I did see someone pose on it for a photo, whilst it was propped up, but don't know if he risked a ride though.

Posted by: 0 years (3394) Report abuse
Great pics Arrow.

I for one wasn't brave enough to try the penny farthing!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Love that old Austin.

Posted by: arrow (823) Report abuse
Thanks. I didn't have a go on the penny farthing either. There were three of those little Austins together. Those old tractors weren't just for show, they used one of them to tow the ice cream van off the grass when it got stuck

 
 
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