PODCAST: The Station manager Eileen Halliday talks about the venue’s history

The Station in Richmond.

It is 50 years in March since Richmond station closed as a working railway station.

Since then it has been through several reincarnations to eventually become the thriving community hub that we now know and love. Upwards of 350,000 people visited last year and 2019 is set to increase upon that figure.

In March there will be a commemorative exhibition in the substation 50 years since the station closed down.

There is to be a specially commissioned film and memories shared by those who remember it whilst it was a working station.

This runs from Saturday, March 2 – Wednesday, March 20.

The guest in this week’s Inside Yorkshire podcast episode is Eileen Halliday, the general manager at The Station.

She talks about the history of the building and the work that has been carried out transforming it into a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

We also hear about Richmondshire Building Presentation Trust, the locally based heritage restoration charity which was set up to ensure that the station was sympathetically renovated and who now manage the business.

The Inside Yorkshire podcast can be listened to via the podcast player on the www.insideyorkshire.co.uk website.

It is hosted by Susan Baty-Symes who is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and on social media.

Contact can be made with Susan by email susan@insideyorkshire.co.uk