Category Archives: Back to Nature

Site clearance of old nursery near 2ft gauge railway

As everyone who works at the museum must know by now, the nursery business operating under the name of Blooms ceased trading in 2011. And since then the site has become fairly derelict, especially the deteriorating plastic poly-tunnels. Everyone has also probably had experience of, or heard of, adverse comments made by visitors travelling on the trains about the state of the site, even though of course it has been beyond our control. Continue reading

    Back to Nature

    In recent years rising costs and cheap imports from the continent meant the Nurseries became no longer viable and were closed leaving the land and ageing equipment behind. Seeing an opportunity the staff and volunteers of the steam museum have been working with the Bloom family on an ongoing project to take the estate back to nature. Continue reading