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2016 August - ‘Navvies’ Celebrate 20 Years on the Talyllyn Railway

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Our under 14s youth group,  ‘Navvies’, has officially celebrated their 20th anniversary on the Talyllyn Railway Named after the labourers who built the original railways, Navvies was founded after regular volunteer Dale Coton and fellow long-time volunteer Ian Evans wanted to find ways for children under the age of 14 to discover the joys of railway volunteering.

While Ian started Tracksiders, for families with children aged six and over, Dale set up Navvies, so that older children aged 10+ could get more of an idea of how the different departments operate, ready to work on their own when they were 14.

Dale was presented with a cake, card and photograph of the 2016 group. Parents Simon Nuttall and Mary Bowes are taking over organising Navvies week, which generally runs in the week leading up to the August bank holiday.

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