Events relevant to the Barton line
The following events have been scheduled, but can be subject to change, so do check again before setting out. The asterix (*) denotes FBL involvement or event; non members are welcome to these unless stated otherwise.
Saturday 20th April
BCCRP Easter Special on the 09:50 train from Barton to Cleethorpes and back.
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May
Immingham Model Railway Show at the Civic Centre in Pelham Road. Open from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on the Sunday. Adults £3, Children £1, Families £7. Refreshments and disabled access available. Details at www.imminghammuseum.org. The No.5 bus runs from Grimsby Town station every 20 minutes on the Saturday and every hour on the Sunday. The No.450 bus runs from Barton interchange to Immingham County Hotel at 10:15, 12:15 & 14:15 and returns at 11:40 & 13:40 on the Saturday.
Sunday 19th May *
Group lunch to mark the start of the Sunday service at the Yarborough Hotel at Grimsby Town station from 12:30. Engineering works on the line will require the train service to be replaced by buses. These will depart Barton at 11:08 and arrive at Grimsby around 12:30 and depart Grimsby around 15:15 to arrive in Barton at 16:52.
Sunday 19th May
Gardening Day at Barton's Ropery Hall with stalls and advice from 10am to 4pm.
Wednesday 15th May *
FBL committee meeting from 7pm at the No. 1 inn at Cleethorpes station. Note that this meeting has been rescheduled back from the 22nd May to the usual third Wednesday of the month.
Friday 31st May - Saturday 1st June
Barton Lions' Beer Festival in Baysgarth Park.
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June
Barton Carnival in the streets and in Baysgarth Park; details at https://facebook.com/bartoncarnival.
Thursday 27th June to Sunday 7th July
Barton Arts Festival; details at www.bartonarts.co.uk.
Saturday 13th July
Barton Bike Night from 4pm to 10pm.
Wednesday 17th July *
FBL AGM followed by OGM at the Sloop inn in Barton from 8pm. Optional meal from 6pm.
Sunday 28th July
Barton Wildlife Day at the Waters' Edge Visitor Centre with displays and an outdoor market from 10am to 5pm.
Sunday 4th August
Picnic in Barton's Baysgarth Park; free entry with displays and entertainment from 12 noon to 4pm.
Friday 13th September to Sunday 22nd September
Barton Heritage Open Days Festival; details from Historic Barton on Facebook.
Wednesday 18th September *
FBL committee meeting from 7pm at the No. 1 inn at Cleethorpes station.
Tuesday 5th November
Barton Lions' Bonfire Night in Baysgarth Park; open from 5.30pm, with bonfire lit at 6.15pm.
Thursday 14th November
Rob Foxon's acclaimed Railways Remembered film show featuring archive footage on cinematic film at the Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes. Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets £7.00 at the door or £6.50 from Classic Models at 138 Grimsby Road. Further information from 0116 289 0531. (Prices to be confirmed.)
Wednesday 20th November *
FBL committee meeting at the Sloop inn in Barton from 8pm. Optional meal from 6pm.
Saturday 30th November
Barton Christmas Festival from 12 noon.