Your article: Coach trip to take in region’s rail stations

Historical actor Chris Cade as the 'Railway King' George Hudson.
Historical actor Chris Cade as the 'Railway King' George Hudson.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Beverley to York rail line by the infamous Beeching Axe, the Minsters Rail Campaign is running a coach trip .

The trip will make its way through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and Vale of York from Beverley to Stamford Bridge.

The coach journey will take in the stations still in existence and the buildings and locations significant in the life of the so called “Railway King” George Hudson.

Hudson’s birthplace cottage and grave site will be included in the trip before returning to the Londesborough Arms in Market Weighton for a buffet meal and amusing presentation by historical actor Chris Cade as the Railway King himself.

The Londesborough Arms, formerly known as the Devonshire Arms, was owned at one time by Hudson and used for a celebratory dinner at the opening of the York to Market Weighton section of the line in October 1847.

The outing will take place on Sunday 29 November starting at Beverley Railway station at 11am and finishing at the same place around 6.30pm.

The ticket price is £25 per person to include the buffet meal and entertainment.

Anyone wishing to join the outing can book by contacting the chairman of the campaign, Peter Hemmerman by email at or post to 52 Langdale Road, Market Weighton, YO43 3DG enclosing a cheque made out to The Minsters Rail Campaign.

Numbers will be limited so early booking is recommended.