Station model on show

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AN EYE-CATCHING model of what Market Weighton train station could like if the railway link between York and Beverley is re-opened has gone on show at Beverley Minster.

The model is part of a Christmas display organised by the Minsters’ Rail Campaign, which is leading the drive to reserrect the railway line.

It was created by students Andrew Mitchell and Kathy Henning who attend Cottingham High School.

Also on display is a 42-foot long model of what Market Weighton train station used to look like, before the line closed in the 1960’s. It was built by a man called Mally Baker who lives near Market Weighton.

In addition, the Christmas display includes models of York and Beverley Minsters for the public to view.

Cottingham High pupil Kathy created her model for a school technology project.

The Minsters’ Rail Campaign had sent letters out to schools in the region asking students to come up with designs for a station.

Cottingham High contacted the campaign group to say Kathy had created a model which campaigners were delighted to use as part of their Christmas display (to be officially opened today, 15 December).

Campaign chairman and former Pocklington mayor, George McManus, said: “I think it is fabulous. It manages to accommodate all tastes. It looks like a traditional design from the front but from above it looks futuristic.”

Speaking about the Christmas display, he added: “Obviously the main idea is to raise awareness of what we are trying to do and get people to join the campaign.”

The display can be viewed until 8 January.