Model railway exhibition delights visitors to March station and raises funds

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Over 350 people visited March station for a model railway exhibition organised by the Friends of March Station.

The event took place on Saturday 21 May and was an opportunity for the Friends to showcase the work they do as station adopters, including their efforts to restore some of the disused station buildings to create permanent community rooms.

They raised £348 which will be used by the group to make further improvements.

Organisations who attended and supported the event included the Bramley line and the B17 Locomotive Trust as well as the Friends of March Station volunteers who served tea, coffee and cakes all day.

Adrian Sutterby, who leads the group said, “We were very pleased with the turnout and would like to thank everyone for their generous donations. It was great to be able to open up the model railway room and bring people to the station, hopefully inspiring a train journey in the future.”

Alan Neville, Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, said, “This is a great example of bringing a station building right back into the heart of the community and was a lovely event. We are very grateful to the Friends of March station for their hard work which is bringing real benefits to the community. There are many more rooms like this at stations across our network available to community groups and I would urge anyone who has an idea for a project to get in touch.”

Greater Anglia is offering empty spaces in stations to local communities across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Anyone who is interested should visit https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/community-space.