On Friday, 16th March we were delighted to open the Station doors to 42 students and their tutors to allow them to gain an insight into heritage construction and some of the skills and methods being used daily on our project to restore the Station.

Students attended from De Aston School, Lincoln and Grimsby Colleges. The morning was hosted by our good friends at Lindum Construction who started the day with a health and safety induction carried out by Site Manager, Andy Atkinson which enabled them to see how a ‘real’ building site works.

The groups were then given a guided tour of the building including an external view which gives good views from the platform side of the windows and doors that have already been replaced. This was followed by a demonstration and discussion with our stone mason, Gary who explained how this traditional skill is so different to modern construction methods, followed by Ian who went through the process of repairing traditional sash windows.

Also attending was Sara Hobson, training manager, Daniel Clark marketing coordinator at Lindum and Ian Hind our architect.

Despite the wet and windy weather, all students enjoyed their time at the Station and are looking forward to re-visiting the project before completion at the end of May.