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Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that. 

Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented investment through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it can weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger. 

And we at Dinmore Manor Loco are #HereForCulture too. 

#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage

We want people to make sure that where they are able to visit local culture venues in their communities, they do so in a covid secure way. Plus, with more and more culture being curated online, there is no better time to support and enjoy all the new and exciting ways culture is available to us. 

By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting communities across the country. 

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £26,100 to assist with our overhaul of loco 3850.  This will be used to progress the work, helping ensure our contractors can continue practising their vital heritage skills and ensuring these crafts are preserved for future generations.

The grant recognises that we form a part of the whole heritage ecosystem both from the perspective of supplying a vital component (steam engines) to the heritage railway sector and by keeping alive the skills needed to overhaul, repair and operate historic machinery.

We may not be a “venue” or a “site” but we are part of “Culture”