On the evening on May 21st we hosted a visit from Mountsorrel Boys Brigade who came to study the industrial archaeology of the railway. They brought metal detectors in the hope of finding items of historic track work. They studied the overgrown area that was once Earl Lanesborough's private coal siding. Old sleepers and other track remains are still found here from time to time.
The group also used their metal detectors along the sides of the restored branch line.
A number of historical items were found and all very much enjoyed the opportunity to study the history of the railway.
If you have a similar group who may like to visit the Mountsorrel Railway during the summer evenings, please get in touch with Steve Cramp: firstname.lastname@example.org