The Station to celebrate 10th anniversary in style

The Station before work began to transform it into a community hub. Photo: John Webb.

Final preparations are underway as The Station in Richmond prepares to celebrate its tenth birthday in style.

It has been ten years since the old station building in Richmond began a new chapter following redevelopment under Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust.

With its heart in the community; offering classes, clubs, groups, talks and tours, The Station is also home to a number of tenant businesses, a popular gallery space for exhibiting artists and an unique 3D art shop selling bespoke artist-designed jewellery, ceramics, textiles and gifts.

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On November 11, the venue will transport you back the Victorian era with their special birthday event, A Victorian Intrigue.

A free day out for the whole family, the event aims to celebrate the successes of the last ten years while thanking the people of Richmondshire for their support.

The event will take place on the platform and will feature performances from storyteller Irene Lofthouse, illusionist Steel Johnson, puppeteer Martin Thorpe and Richmond Operatic Society, who will be performing some numbers from their upcoming production of Scrooge.

The winner of The Station’s grand raffle will be announced, where one lucky person will win an original Sue Dewhurst painting of The Station.

Tickets can be purchased on the day.

The winner of The Station’s design a birthday cake competition will also be presented with their design made into a real cake.

Local greengrocers Neeps and Tatties will be providing roasted chestnuts and hot soup.

As well as all this, there will be an opportunity to watch a freescreening of Brief Encounter, thanks to the Station Cinema, dress up in Victorian clothes, have a photo in front of a specially commissioned backdrop, take part in Victorian crafts & games and handle Victorian artefacts.

There will be lots happening throughout the day to entertain the whole family.

The restaurant, bakery, brewery, ice-cream parlour and cinema will be open as normal as well as art exhibitions from Richmond Rotary Club and Louise & Rebekah Findlay.

For up to date information and timings, visit The Station’s Facebook page or