I’m Sally Sculthorpe, an Assistant Interpretation Developer at the National Railway Museum. I am a new member of the team working on the Station Hall redevelopment.
In previous blogs we talked about our ambition to bring Station Hall to life by using real stories. In the coming months I will be running story-gathering activities to find out about people’s experiences of travelling and working in stations.
Alongside this, we will be providing opportunities in Station Hall for visitors to share their stories. This week we installed a ticket board that asks our visitors to take a ticket and tell us about their most memorable train journey.
So far, we have had a brilliant response. I thought I’d share some of the memories with you:
“Going to Cornwall on the train as a kid, being the first one in the family to spot the sea.”
“Travelling to Venice on the Orient Express to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday – a boyhood dream come true.”
“Going up Snowdon on the train – in driving rain, you couldn’t see a thing.”
“Darlington –Penzance. A couple left their baby on the train.”