Santa Xmas Special, 13:40 Sunday 19th December 2021.

 

Start your celebrations in style with a steam train ride with Santa and his team of happy helpers, a Christmas tradition for many in the North West

 
  • Take a steam train ride to Rawtenstall and back through the Irwell Valley
  • Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere provided by a traditional brass band and carol singing
  • Admire the beautifully decorated Bury Bolton Street Station with its hundreds of Christmas trees
  • Say hello to costumed characters on your journey
  • Be mesmerized by our on-board magician
  • Meet Santa and his elves as they travel through the train giving a gift to each child
  • Receive a chocolate lolly*, juice drink and bespoke Activity Pack* for children and a mince pie and festive tipple for grown-ups
  • Take home an ELR branded drawstring bag* for children - the perfect souvenir of your special day out
  • Hunt for hidden clues in Bury Transport Museum with the Great Christmas Treasure Hunt

Each year around 40,000 people enjoy a Santa Specials experience, Here's what a few of them have to say**:

  • "An absolutely brilliant start to Christmas  with our grandchildren"
  • "Great for a Christmas treat for the kids. We went on the train and my son saw santa and got a pressie - loved it."
  • "The children and adults loved every minute. We will definitely be back next year. Well done to everyone involved."
  • "Booked this trip on the Santa Express early because I knew how popular it gets. Perfect Christmas day out for the children."
  • "We have been on other Santa specials this is by far the best and would recommend staff and volunteers gave a real Lancashire welcome."

Prices –

Note: Please state age and gender of child plus your Shuttle Ticket requirements at the time of booking                                  

  • Adult: Member £20,  Member with no shares £22,   Non-Member £24
  • Child 0-17: Member £17,  Member with no shares £19,  Non-Member £24  
  • Adult with Child U3 on knee: Member £30, Member with no shares, £33 Non-Member £36
  • PARK & RIDE from Heywood - parking is free, Train is £2.50, £1.50 children. Members using this mode of transport will  have to purchase their tickets from Heywood.

What’s included -

Ticket for ELR Santa Special, Christmas Present for all children & Adults receive a souvenir miniature sherry and mince pie,

     

 

 

 

 

 For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form below or contact Colin Cathcart

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member) and if you want  advance shuttle tickets

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          Contact Colin Cathcart via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone (07592 980533), or Complete form below and send, with cheque for total amount made payable to "Mancass" to  Colin Cathcart, 6 Farriers Lane, Marland, Rochdale. OL11 4NZ

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Santa Xmas Special on the East Lancs Railway, 19th December 2021 @ 1.40pm,

My ticket booking is:-

       ......... Adult member plus tickets at £20.00                            ......... Child-member plus tickets at £ 17.00

       ......... Adult member (with no shares) tickets at £22.00         ......... Child member tickets at £ 19

       ........ Adult non-member tickets at £24:00                            .......... Child non-member tickets at £ 24:00

      ..........Adult with child U3 (not seated): member £30,  Member with no shares £33, Non members £36.00

 

To ensure children receive appropriate presents please add gender and age of children.

 

A cheque, made payable to Mancass, for the total amount of £ ............................ is enclosed.

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Tickets and childrens badges will be posted in good time for the event

BOOKINGS ARE SECURED ON RECEIPT OF THE FULL PAYMENT

 

 

 

 

7.30pm, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

Since 1997, we’ve been brewing forward-thinking and genre-defining beer in Manchester, UK. From the more traditional cask beers first brewed in the back room of the grand Victorian pub in Ancoats that serves as our spiritual home, to the contemporary craft beers currently being produced in our new, state-of-the-art brewery in Salford, we’ve long championed innovative, flavour-forward brewing.   For 12 years, our beers were brewed in the back of The Marble Arch Inn, on a 4.5 barrel kit installed by Brendan Dobbin. The brewhouse itself was on show behind glass windows to curious drinkers with a pint in their hand, and the fermenters and conditioning tanks were situated in the cellar below. In 2009, the brewery moved down the hill behind the pub to Williamson Street, to increase capacity to 12 barrels and meet growing demand for our beer. Those two railway arches at the bottom of the hill served as our home for the next decade, before our move in 2019 to our current site in Salford.   Our latest move saw us completely overhaul the brewery, installing a 25hL Gravity System brewhouse complete with new fermenters, a brand new cold store, and everything else we needed to bring our brewery up to speed. Led by Head Brewer Joe Ince, we brew a broad range of beers: from our classics Manchester Bitter, Lagonda, and Pint through to the new Hop Forward range, collaborations, and annual releases.   Over the 20+ years Marble Brewery has been in operation, we are proud to have sent staff on to some of the most exciting breweries in the country. Our alumni include: Rob Hamilton, founder of Blackjack Brewery; James Campbell, co-founder of Cloudwater Brew Co and brewery consultant; Dominic Driscoll, Production Manager at Thornbridge Brewery; Colin Stronge, Head Brewer at Salt Beer Factory; Matthew Howgate, Head Brewer at Vocation Brewery; James Kemp, General Manager at Hawkshead Brewery; and Dan W De Bechevel, founder and Head Brewer at Wander Beyond Brewery. Our new taproom sits within our new brewery with views across the brewery floor, so why not visit us in Salford and catch a glimpse of where some of Manchester’s favourite beers are brewed.

The Brewery is easily accessible by public transport, with the Broadway Metrolink stop within walking distance.

What's included –

  • Brewery Tour and samples of three of the Manchester Marble Beers
  • Refreshments (Pizza)
  • A Great convivial atmosphere!

Price –

  • £15 Members & £16 Non Members 

**** Places are limited so please book early ****

For further details and bookings, you can either use the Reservation Form or contact Bob Walker 

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member)

 

York Races 23 to 25th July 2021

 

 

 

A Relaxing Weekend @ The 4* Alveston Manor Hotel, Stratford (Optional 2 or 3 nights available) 28th 29th, 30th and/or 31st January 2022

 Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is one of the finest ­­­4-star hotels in Warwickshire, offering great luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of England.

  • Set in the very heart of Shakespeare Country, and in close proximity to beautiful Cotswold villages, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds just 5 minutes walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    The hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon is a perfect venue for leisure breaks, romantic weekends and special occasions. The hotel boast's excellent hotel accommodation, attractive gardens and a luxurious spa.

    Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is the ideal base for Shakespeare enthusiasts with the Shakespeare Houses and Royal Shakespeare Theatre both nearby. Once you've finished exploring we recommend a visit to our Vital Health Club, for a relaxing sauna before you dine in the fabulous Manor Restaurant. Come and enjoy the delicious food on offer, you'll experience fine dining in a warm and traditional setting with attentive and friendly service. The Manor Restaurant is perfect for any occasion, boasting original features including beautiful oak beams and mullioned windows. The restaurant holds a prestigious AA rosette, awarded for our classic British menu with its fine seasonal ingredients.

Make your own way to the hotel to your own timescales and stay for 2 or 3 days. The whole of the weekend will be at YOUR leisure so you can either get out and about or just relax in The Spa. The choice is yours to do as you please!!!

Or if your idea of heaven is to just relax, as well as the hotel facilities visit one of the world class spa experiences, here, there is no better place to spoil yourself with some indulgence. 

The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi throughout and free onsite car parking.

 

 

Price Per person: (Based on twin/double 2 adults sharing) -

  • Member Plus -  2 Night - £136 / 3 Night - £204*                                                                                                 

  • Members -  2 Night - £146 / 3 Night - £219*                                                                      
  • Non-Member - 2 Night - £152/ 3 Night - £228*
  • Single Supplement POA

*   Please state which days you would like to stay

* Please note that these prices may vary depending on how brexit effects the economy

Look What's included:

  • 2 or 3 Night Accommodation including Full English Breakfast and Dinner
  • Full Use of the Spa Facilities

What's NOT included:

  • Meals other than those stated in the itinerary
  • Spa Treatments
  • Any Items of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs etc

For further details and bookings, you can either use the  or contact Ged Morris

Please include your Name, Home Address, Contact Telephone Number, Membership Number and the Number Places Required (Member/Non-Member)