Rail enthusiasts and local history fans are being invited to a social event being held to celebrate the heritage of a former railway station in Gedling.
Friend of Gedling Station have organised the Save the Station Social Evening as part of their campaign to have the building restored to its former glory and celebrate its history.
The event – which is free – takes place this Friday (March 2) and there’s plenty of food and entertainment on offer for those wanting to attend.
98-year-old former railway worker Len Hale is to be guest of honour at the event and will be on hand to share stories about his time working the ‘Back Line’ back in the day.
Music will be provided by local folk singer Marc Block and there will also be quizzes, raffles and displays of photographs from local rail enthusiasts.
The event will take place at Gedling Memorial Hall between 7pm-10pm and is being kindly sponsored by Flipside Brewery and Gedling Co-op.
The social evening is part of a campaign to have the former railway building in Gedling Village restored and used as a community hub. The station opened in 1874 as part of the Great Northern Railway line and remained in operation for almost 90 years before closing in 1960. The building then housed a youth club which folded several years ago. The building has remained empty ever since.
You can find out more about event and also the work of the Friends of Gedling Station at their website: http://www.gedlingstation.com