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|Title:||Mallard – Home for the St Leger|
|Subtitle:||Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September|
|ID & Publication:||20130911009 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (Local) |
Mallard is without a doubt the star attraction of the wider St Leger Festival Week 2013.
The world steam speed record holder – built in Doncaster in 1938 – is home for the St Leger. On loan from the National Railway Museum, she will be on display to members of the public at Freightliner Ltd on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September with FREE ENTRY.
A VIP VIEWING AND GALA DINNER has been organised for Wednesday 11 September at Wabtec Rail Doncaster Works and the Mansion House. This is a unique evening and possibly the last chance ever to see Mallard back in the historic Doncaster Works where she was built, along with all the other A4 locomotives.
Wabtec, who now operates from the former Doncaster Plant Works, has very kindly allowed access to a lucky 100 ticketed guests and will host a special viewing of Mallard. Local dignitaries will be present, and we will also be joined by Tim Godfrey, grandson of Sir Nigel Gresley.
Visitors will see Mallard emerge from the original Erecting Shop, the actual building where she was built 75 years ago, as if reborn. There will be opportunities for photographs with the unique back-drop of the Works. This is followed by a coach transfer to Doncaster’s historic Georgian Mansion House for a four course dinner with dignitaries.
Tickets for the viewing and dinner are £75 per person, to book call Doncaster Tourist Information Centre on 01302 734309.
MALLARD – HOME FOR THE ST LEGER is a free event at Freightliner Ltd’s Railport in Doncaster. Members of the public will be able to view Mallard on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September between 10am and 5pm on both days.
There is no parking at Freightliner and visitors are strongly advised to travel by public transport, particularly on Leger day. A shuttle bus service will be operating approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from Doncaster Interchange to Mallard at Freightliner. The bus service number is ‘Mallard 4468’.
Those having no alternative but to travel by car should use Junction 3 of the M18 and head towards Doncaster on White Rose Way (A6182) and stay in the left hand lane, taking the first turn to the left, which is signposted ‘Park and Ride’. Follow the ‘Park and Ride’ signs to the ‘White Rose Way Park and Ride’. A regular shuttle bus service will also be operating from here direct to Mallard at Freightliner, approximately every 10 to 15 minutes. The bus service number is ‘Mallard A4’.
MALLARD – A DONCASTER THOROUGHBRED is a celebration of A4 locomotives designed by Sir Nigel Gresley at Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery. It runs from 6 September until 2 November
between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday, 10.30am and 4.15pm on Saturday, closed Sunday.
Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Tourism, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted that Mallard is coming home for the St Leger Festival Week 2013. Our thanks go to the National Railway Museum, Freightliner and Wabtec for making all of this possible. There are over 300 events taking place during the 10 day festival making it the biggest and best St Leger Festival Week yet.’
The St Leger Festival Week 2013 is sponsored by Ladbrokes. Other highlights include:
• Doncaster Live music festival, headlined by the Buzzcocks
• Daily Virgin hot air balloon flights from Cusworth Hall
• Afternoon Teas at the Mansion House
• The Roman Army outside the Minster
• An evening of Mozart and Beethoven in the Mansion House
• Four days of world class horse racing at Doncaster Racecourse
A pocket-sized festival guide is available at information points across the borough and also online at www.visitdoncaster.co.uk follow @StLegerFestival on Twitter or like us on facebook www.facebook.com/stlegerfestival Use our hash tag #StLegerFestival to keep up-to-date with the latest updates.
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