March railway station to host heritage open day

Thursday, 7 July 2016

 

Rail enthusiasts in Cambridgeshire are invited to take a nostalgic step back in time when the Friends of March station hold a 1940s event later this month.

 

The open day will take place between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 23 July at March railway station. Visitors to the station will be able to see historic railway memorabilia and vintage displays, which have been crafted by the Friends of March station and the station adopters.

 

A bus service will also operate between the rail station and the Festival of the Forties event in Knights End Road, so people can enjoy both events on the same day. A book sale and refreshments will also be available on the day.

 

Adrian Sutterby, Chairman of the Friends of March Station, said: “The station is an important part of the local community, having connected people to the capital for more than 130 years The station has a wealth of history and celebrated its 130th anniversary last year.

 

Paul Oxley, Stakeholder Manager, Abellio Greater Anglia said: “We’re very grateful to the Friends and the Hereward Community Rail Partnership for all their work across the local community to promote train services at March and we hope the event is a big success.”  

 

Event is free to attend and all are welcome.