Flying Scotsman

Flying_Scotsman_2005 The great old steam locomotive is passing through Manton Junction on Saturday 4th June between 09:45 am and 10:45 am.

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Flying Scotsman to cross famous railway viaduct as it steams through Northants

By NickBieberHP  |  Posted: May 31, 2016

The Flying Scotsman will stop at Kettering railway station and then steam across Harringworth Viaduct

The famous Flying Scotsman will steam across Northants this weekend on route to York – following its £4.2 million restoration.

On Saturday, June 4 the 1923-built locomotive (No. 60103) will stop off at Kettering to collect passengers as it makes its way to the northern city.

But after visiting Kettering, the engine – which will be hauling the ‘Yorkshireman’ train – will then pass through Corby railway station.

It will steam across the famous Harringworth Viaduct, the longest masonry viaduct in Britain, where the H&P team will be capturing every moment.

This journey from London Victoria is one of a number of dates this year with the Flying Scotsman arranged by ‘Railway Touring Company’.

It will depart from London Victoria before going through St Albans, Luton, Bedford, Kettering and Melton Mowbray and then York.

The train is set to leave London at 6.35am, stop at Kettering train station at 9.40am and then pass over Harringworth Viaduct at around 10am.

After arriving in York at 2pm, it will then make the return journey at 5.10pm, and will steam back across the viaduct at around 8pm while pulled by a diesel locomotive.

Cyril’s Out!

As most people are aware Cyril Armstrong has been in various hospitals in Leicester for what seems like ages.

Yesterday, Saturday 28 May, he was discharged from Hospital and is now convalescing in Manton Residential Home.

I saw him this morning and whilst still fairly weak, as usual, he was quite cheerful and all ears for news of Wing. He would welcome visits from any of his old friends and any new ones who want to pay him a call.

He is to be found at Manton Hall and is free to take visitors from about 10:00 am till early evening. Got to the front door and ring the bell, ask for Cyril Armstrong and you will be escorted to his room where you will find a warm welcome.

We are all hoping he will soon be back amongst us and grace Thursday Coffee morning with his presence.




Some in the Wing Village Community are planning to resurrect the ancient tradition of putting on a Pantomime in January or February 2017!  We are in the early stages of planning but the current candidates are :

What we need is some volunteers now. We will call an initial meeting in the Village Hall in the next few weeks but meanwhile there is a conversation on the Wing Community Group Facebook page for you to volunteer.
For those who don’t use and/or want to use Facebook you can contact me John Oakley 01572 737761 .
We already have volunteers from the US, Canada and Australia to take part via Skype.