Category Archives: Station Hall redevelopment

Station Stories: Spring Breaks and Daytrips

As part of the Station Hall redevelopment, I have been working on the Station Stories project, collating the railway memories that the public have submitted. People sent us emails, letters, and lots of story forms and we have also been … Continue reading

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Station Hall: the finishing touches

Since my last post, when we made real inroads into the installation work in Station Hall, we’ve been focusing on getting the finishing touches just right.

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100 years of station master memories

From the 19th century right up until recently, the station master was the key authority figure in the railway station, with responsibility for all station staff. Large terminus stations and small country branch line stations were both managed by station … Continue reading

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Station Hall: a week of changes

The changes to Station Hall came on in leaps and bounds last week. We installed a number of platform installations, graphics and collection items. Here are a few highlights: Between now and February, we’ll be finishing off a couple of … Continue reading

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Like father, like daughter: a railway family remembers

Throughout the Station Stories project, a recurring theme has been people telling me that they worked on the railways because their parents, grandparents, and sometimes even great grandparents did before them. Here’s one such story about a father and daughter … Continue reading

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A sneak peek at the Station Hall workshop

Although it might feel like the Station Hall redevelopment has been quiet of late, there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes. The exhibits are now being produced, and this week we visited our propmakers’ workshop … Continue reading

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The dog who was a signalman, and other canine Station Stories

It’s not just humans who’ve got stories to tell. I’ve also gathered lots of station stories about man’s best friend. I’ve heard about lovable pups who were good travelling companions, and naughty scamps who’ve terrorised train drivers. Here’s a few … Continue reading

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