Friends of Mytholmroyd station awarded Blue Plaque

Station friends and guests were invited to unveil a blue plaque on 2 September, celebrating the restoration of the 1871 station building winning a Railway Heritage Trust conservation award in December 2019. 

Photo by Paul Bigland  L to R: Craig Whittaker MP, Geoff Mitchell Chairman Building charity, Andy Savage Railway Heritage Trust, Sue Mitchell Secretary Building charity, Chris Harris Deputy Lieutenant West Yorkshire, Cllr Freeth Mayor Hebden Royd, Theo Steel Chairman National Railway Heritage Awards.

The postponement of the ceremony meant that the plaque was unveiled this year, which is the 150th anniversary of the building’s construction.

A visitation of nine VIPs from the National Railway Heritage Awards, led by their Chairman Theo Steel, arrived from around the country just for this event; to be greeted by Cllr Rob Freeth the Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, Chris Harris, Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Craig Whittaker MP Calder Valley and Geoff Mitchell, Chairman of the building’s Charity.

The Mytholmroyd Station Building project is at an exciting point in the conversion from a derelict shell into a vibrant community hub. There has been interest from local artists, ceramics group, accommodation for ‘Hot Desks’ and therapy sessions – not to mention the possibility of a Reading Café for local residents to meet and maybe plan their next rail trip with the Mytholmroyd Meanderers’.

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Added: Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Photos from Hebden Royd