One of Louth & Horncastle’s most well-known heritage sites has secured investment thanks to a major Government scheme.
I am delighted that The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has been awarded £25,000 after successfully applying to the Cultural Recovery Fund for Heritage, set up to help the country’s cultural sites during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
I visited The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway on Sunday 12th October, where I met Frank Street, Managing Director, and Leyland Penn, Chairman of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society. It was a pleasure to visit to celebrate and discuss with Mr Street and Mr Penn how the funding will be used to support this vital local attraction. I enjoyed learning more about the history of the railway in the area, and had the pleasure of experiencing being on board one of their many steam trains. The attraction makes for a great family day out, where all ages can enjoy the trains and visitor facilities, such as the Steaming Kettle Buffet. I encourage everyone to visit the railway, where you can take a ride on one of the excellent steam engines yourself.
More than £67m was shared out among 433 successful applicants from across England to help cultural sites operate and recover. This package of support is the first round of funding from the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “As a nation it is essential that we preserve our heritage and celebrate and learn from our past.
“This massive support package will protect our shared heritage for future generations, save jobs and help us prepare for a cultural bounceback post covid. I’m so pleased that we have been able to help support the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway”