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Railway Exhibition

8th March 2023

Harrogate Railway Station

Earlier this month a ceremony attended by a number of society members saw the final closure of the exhibition Welcome to Harrogate Railways. Possibly the most ambitious project ever to be proposed and supported by the Civic Society, Welcome to Harrogate Railways was hugely successful, far more than we ever anticipated. Originally intended to last for only three days last summer, Welcome to Harrogate Railways lasted for eight months. Over that period It was seen by many hundreds of enthusiasts and visitors, raising in the process over £1325 in donations for Cancer Research UK. The exhibition was a partnership between the Civic Society and the railway companies LNER, Northern and Network Rail. It involved a significant team of volunteers but was the brainchild of just one man – society member Terry Williams – A gift of a framed print of Stephenson’s Rocket was presented to him at the closing ceremony. Thank you, Terry and well done! Nigel McClea.

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