Memories of Richmond Station wanted for anniversary commemoration

Photo: The Green Howards Trust.

The Station is looking for people who remember the venue in its former days to share their memories as part of a new project.

March 2019 marks 50 years since the closure of the old station and the occasion is to be marked by a special exhibition of photographs, maps and artefacts alongside audio recordings of people’s stories.

Communications coordinator Jemma Gregory said: “We are so excited to be commemorating this special occasion.

“We have so many visitors who come into the building and tell us all about how they remember travelling from here or how family members worked here so it will be fantastic to gather these stories together, paying tribute to the past whilst looking forward to the future.”

The Station have taken on the media expertise of Philip Day from Harrogate College – who also happens to be a railway enthusiast –  to help curate the exhibition, which will run from March 2 to 20, 2019.

Free heritage tours will also take place around this time to give visitors and locals a chance to experience the history of the building.

If you have a story to share, no matter how big or small, please come to The Station on either December 4 or 11, anytime between 10am and 3pm.

If possible, please bring a photograph of you at the approximate age you were at the time of your story.

If you are unable to make either of these dates but are happy to tell your story, please email your words to comms@thestation.co.uk

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact The Station on 01748 850123 and ask for Jemma or Thea.