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Crewe Things to Do

  • This is the age of the train 4

    A seperate shed houses an exhibition of the products of industrial concerns from Crewe that are not always directly connected to this most railway of railway towns. If you want to look at an example of how a Crewe company converted normal cars into ice-cream vans then you are in luck ! For some reason my five-year-old found this more interesting...

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  • This is the age of the train 3

    The Crewe heritage centre runs a little minature railway around the centre. It is not what you would call a scenic railway. Most of the line runs inbetween the APT train (see previous tip), and the metal fence bordering onto the main west coast railway line. Despite the attrations of crisp packets and mars bar wrappers blown over from the tracks...

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  • This is the age of the train 2

    Apart from the APT train (see first tip), the Crewe heritage centre has a good number of Crewe related exhibits that are worth exploring.The most impressive piece of Industrial heritage squashed into this triangular site is the old signal box that looked after a section of the West Coast Main Line. The trains still run by the building (and a...

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  • This is the age of the train 1

    Jimmy Saville used to do an advert for British Rail with the slogan ' This is the age of the train . This was later given a satirical slant along the lines '78 - this is the age of THE train'. ummm. The prime exhibit of the Crewe heritage centre (formerly 'The Railway age') is the APT (advanced passenger train). This was the train that would...

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  • Crewe Hall Reception

    As soon as you walk into the reception of Crewe Hall you feel the grandeur of the place - huge fireplaces, and the wood panelling all around are splendid. Mind you its splendid prices to stay here too -£160 for a double room, more if you want a period roon with 4-poster. Have to be a real special treat like a weddding to stay here. On our weddding...

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  • Statuary of Crewe Hall

    In the grounds of the Hall - and especially at the external rear staircase leading down to the grounds - are many satues to notice. There seemed to be a fair few dragons here!

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  • Crewe Hall Parkland

    Have a look around the grounds of Crewe Hall too -its set in over 500 acres of historic parkland. With the late afternoon sun and the tres beginning to take on their autumn colours its was an ideal settting for those wedding photos.

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  • Chapel in the Hall

    Crewe Hall has its own little chapel - probably hold about 20 people. Other rooms are licensed for weddings here so you could have the service and reception all in one place.

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  • Crewe Hall

    Crewe Hall stands a few miles from the town of Crewe. Its a majestic Jacobean stately building, which dates back to 1615. The Hall was originally built by the Earl of Crewe to impress and entertain on the most lavish of scales and was owned until recently by the Queen, as part of the Duchy of Lancaster - even though its in Cheshire!The earliest...

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Crewe Transportation

  • by Deaks760 Written Jul 18, 2006

    Crewe's railway station is a large and busy place, served by regular services to most parts of the United Kingdom. Although a bit run-down, it's not dangerous by any stretch and there are copious helpful members of staff present. Regular trains run to such cities as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow amongst many others, and there are direct services to both Manchester and Birmingham airports.

    One thing the station doesn't have going for it, though, is its location relevant to the town centre. It's about a mile-and-a-walk, but there are frequent buses too, which stop directly outside the station's main entrance. Some are of the low-floor type and are accessible to people in wheelchairs. Due to the traffic congestion in and around Crewe, you should reckon on a journey time of up to 15-20 minutes between the town centre bus station and the railway station when traffic is particularly bad.

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Crewe Off The Beaten Path

  • Church on the Mound

    St Bertolines is set high on a grassy mound - an ancient burial site. Wonky steps lead up to the church but at the top the path is not paved but is a grassy track - not very suitable for my Roland Cartier heels!

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  • Barthomley Village

    Just a few miles froom Crewe centre is this idyllic country village - typical of so many in rural England. A few houses a church and local pub are the usual features. The local pub, in true cheshire magpie, is just across the road from the church which is set high on a mound.

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  • Barthomley Village Church

    The parish church of St. Bertoline is in an elevated position in the village of Barthomley on top of Barrow Hill, an ancient burial ground. There has been a church on this site since Norman times but it was rebuilt in the 15th century. It was a perfect setting for a country wedding.

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