Exhibition: Hebden Bridge and its Railway Station

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Exhibition: Hebden Bridge and its Railway Station
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Starting 4th Mar 2019 See all Dates for this event

Monday 4th March - Friday 29th March. Core opening times Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

The exhibition will show how important the station is to Hebden Bridge and how it has become linked to the fortune and prosperity of the town.

The railway and station opened in October 1840. Provision for passengers was limited and goods were the initial focus. With time, and criticism from travellers, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company developed a second platform and a waiting room on westbound side of the track.

The station employed many dozens of workers, from Station Master to delivery men. It was the main point from which local businesses transported their goods and supplies. The parcels office was vital to the town. For example, the picture house had films changed twice weekly, delivered by the railway van and the manager came to pay his bill each week, bringing a couple of free tickets for the staff.

The station was the place from where local people went on holiday or sometimes to war, and the place at which thousands of visitors arrived in the town.

Hebden Bridge almost lost the station in the 1970s and 1980s but it has been regenerated and almost 800,000 passengers arrived or left through its doors in 2017-18.


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The exhibition will show how important the station is to the town and how it has become linked to the fortune and prosperity of the town.

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Short Description Monday 4th March - Friday 29th March. Core opening times Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm. The exhibition will show how important the station is to Hebden Bridge and how it has become linked to the fortune and prosperity of the town. The railway and station opened in October 1840. Provision for passengers was limited and goods were the initial focus. With time, and criticism from travellers, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company developed a second platform and a waiting room on westbound side of the track. The station employed many dozens of workers, from Station Master to delivery men. It was the main point from which local businesses transported their goods and supplies. The parcels office was vital to the town. For example, the picture house had films changed twice weekly, delivered by the railway van and the manager came to pay his bill each week, bringing a couple of free tickets for the staff. The station was the place from where local people went on holiday or sometimes to war, and the place at which thousands of visitors arrived in the town. Hebden Bridge almost lost the station in the 1970s and 1980s but it has been regenerated and almost 800,000 passengers arrived or left through its doors in 2017-18.
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Hebden Bridge Town Hall has:

Step free access, a rise of less than 2.5cm (1 inch), able to be used safely by manual wheelchairs & powerchair

A Hearing Loop

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Type Culture & Heritage, Disabled Access, Events & Festivals
Location Hebden Bridge
Event Date 4 Mar 2019
Event End Date 29 Mar 2019
Event Dates 4th March - 29th March 2019
Address Hebden Bridge Town Hall St George's Street Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7 7BY
Web Address www.hebdenbridgetownhall.org.uk/events
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Exhibition: Hebden Bridge and its Railway Station

Hebden Bridge Town Hall St George's Street Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7 7BY

Accessibility

Hebden Bridge Town Hall has:

Step free access, a rise of less than 2.5cm (1 inch), able to be used safely by manual wheelchairs & powerchair

A Hearing Loop

Disabled Toilets

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