Exhibition marking 50 years since closure of Richmond Station launches

Photo: The Green Howards Trust.

A new exhibition launches this weekend commemorating 50 years since the closure of Richmond Station.

The Station have worked in collaboration with Harrogate College lecturer Phil Day and photographer Fraser Wright to create a multimedia experience based on audio recordings of people who remember the old station in its former life.

These recordings will be brought to life with photographs and modern day drone footage. The exhibition will also include a mapped route of the old line and artefacts both from private collections and those rescued during the building’s restoration.

Communications co-ordinator Jemma Gregory said: “We are excited to see the finished product of Phil and Fraser’s hard work.

“The exhibition will be a perfect nod to The Station’s past, whilst celebrating the present and being excited for the future.

“It was a pleasure to listen to stories from people who remember the working station and we are privileged to be able to now share them publicly.”

The exhibition will be held in the Substation, opposite The Angel’s Share Bakery.

Free heritage tours will also feature during the exhibition, beginning on the anniversary itself,  March 3.

Dates are as follows:

3 March: Talk and Tour 2pm (booking required for this event only due to limited spaces – 01748 850123)

Tours:
5 March: 11am
7 March: 2pm
9 March: 11am
10 March: 2pm
13 March: 2pm
15 March: 2pm
16 March: 11am
17 March: 2pm
18 March: 2pm
19 March: 11am

Meet on the platform.

For more details on the exhibition click here www.thestation.co.uk/whats-on