Norfolk

North Norfolk Railway awarded £99,500 lottery funding

A volunteer-run railway line in north Norfolk has been awarded £99,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The grant will allow the North Norfolk Railway (NNR), which runs between Holt and Sheringham, to further its restoration and education programmes.

The money will be used on a project showing the impact railways had on the development of the London suburbs.

Two carriages, introduced for suburban travel during the late 1950s, will also be restored.

These will complement vehicles already used on the Poppy Line that allow the railway's 190,000 annual visitors to travel on trains dating from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Clive Morris, NNR chairman, said the railway was thrilled to have received HLF support.

He added: "We are confident the project will further the public's understanding of a vital aspect of everyday life for millions."

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