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We received several very appreciative comments when Part 1 came out a few weeks back.  The sequel is now published, so why not look out your boots or bike this weekend (or anytime in the coming months) and take to the countryside, while exploring some local railway heritage?  There's a surprising amount still out there to discover!

The Woolsthorpe Branch Rediscovered - Part 2: Longmoor Lane to Denton

PS: we've slightly revised and updated Part 1 too.

The Tracks through Grantham team wish all our contributors and readers a very Happy New Year.  We look forward to seeing many of you again in April.

John Clayson

At risk of too much turkey and Christmas pudding?

Why not rediscover the Woolsthorpe Branch!

If you fancy a breath of fresh air over the Christmas and New Year holiday, while rediscovering some railway heritage, let our new group of pages, Railways Rediscovered, be your guide.

The first page of the group covers the northern half of the former Woolsthorpe Branch, a line built by the Great Northern Railway as long ago as the 1880s for ironstone traffic.  There's a good series of photographs which were taken recently while walking the northern section of the former branch from near Muston (Belvoir Junction) to Longmoor Lane, a distance of around 3 miles.

So why not get out and about, burn off a few excess calories and clear away the haze of over-indulgence?

Look out for the southern section of the Woolsthorpe Branch in the New Year.

It's 50 years or more since a stationmaster last walked Grantham's platforms in gold-braided cap and highly polished shoes.  We've been delving back in time to discover what the stationmaster's job entailed at Grantham between the 1850s and the 1960s, and who performed the role during that time.

Read more on our latest new page here.