After lots of hiccups along the way, our building work is progressing and thanks to our Heritage Lottery Grant we will also be able to provide Heritage Displays in the Station. We have been busy gathering information on the history of the Railway Station for display and you may be able to help!
If anyone has any artefacts, or railway memorabilia, pictures etc which they would like to loan or donate to the Heritage Centre in the Station, do please get in touch with us on 01522 852441 or email via our website.
Our research has revealed a typical working day in the Station Master’s life in the 1950’s:
- 6.00am the mail and milk train arrived which the duty porter would deal with.
7.30 the station was inspected and the drivers rota’s sorted for the day.
9.00 the sack account was balanced, making sure each sack was accounted for.
During the day all the passenger trains were seen off by the Station Master’s whistle.
In the afternoon the goods, grain and produce that arrived from local farms were loaded onto goods wagons.
3.00pm full wagons of coal arrived.
On wages day the Station Master would travel to the signal boxes and gatehouses to deliver their wages by self propelling hand card.
There were three porters, two lorry drivers, a clerk and two other members of staff.
We hope to have lots of items and information to display but we need your help, so please get in touch.
The Girl Guides At the Station Waiting to Go to Camp – does anyone recognise themselves? Please let us know if you remember this!