Friends of Lancaster Library told us about the fact that on the 1st-2nd May 2016, Lancaster Library will host “Green Ayre Rises”; an event to mark 50 years since the closure of Lancaster Green Ayre station and the Green Ayre railway line.
The centre-piece will be the exhibition of a 40’x20′ model railway of Green Ayre station, which model-maker Jamie Guest and members of the Wakefield Railway Modellers’ Society have been building for the last 6 years.
There will be displays of archive material relating to railways in the local area.
Rare film of the Green Ayre line will be presented, including footage never seen before in public.
There will be a reunion of those who worked on the line and newly recorded interviews will share their memories of working at Green Ayre.
A guided walk will take visitors to the site of Green Ayre, to explore its history and look for traces of railway heritage.
Activities for children will keep the young ones entertained.
Visitors are invited to bring their own railway history – if you have an old family photo or story of the local railways, we would love to hear from you.
As well as the events in Lancaster Library, there will also be heritage tours of Lancaster station, courtesy of Virgin Trains.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to St.John’s Hospice in Lancaster.
A charity raffle will offer the opportunity to win great prizes, including a pair of first class return tickets to any destination on the Virgin West Coast network, courtesy of Virgin Trains.
It promises to be a memorable occasion, as for one weekend, Lancaster’s lost station of Green Ayre rises once again!
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