Record office is chuffed with response

It’s not just little boys who like to play with train sets. Here Sarah Lawrence, David Lawrence, Jean Walker and Joseph Ritson recreate the steam journey between Whitehaven and St Bees

It’s not just little boys who like to play with train sets. Here Sarah Lawrence, David Lawrence, Jean Walker and Joseph Ritson recreate the steam journey between Whitehaven and St Bees

HISTORY lovers were chuffed when Whitehaven’s Archive and Local Studies Centre opened its doors for its most recent Discovery Open Evening, and the specially-requested theme was railways.

Photographs of vintage engines, long-lost lines and signalmen’s rosters from the 1920’s were on display. There was even a tea-towel with an illustration of the Lowca Engineering Class C Tank Engine on it.

A fine and detailed architect’s drawing of the old Bransty Station buildings evoked many memories, and the files of letters proposing line closures reminded visitors of what has been lost.

Discovery Open Evenings are held at Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre on the third Tuesday of every month.

The next event is Tuesday 20 September from 7pm til 9pm.

Further details at www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives