Ghost stories and guided tours at heritage railway site

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 22nd November 2023

A series of guided tours and also a ghost story event are lined up to take place at a heritage site in Derbyshire this Winter.
Following the extensive refurbishment and subsequent reopening events at Wingfield Station, there will be guided tours available on both Sunday, November 26, and Wednesday, December 6.
There will also be an atmospheric evening of ghost stories, also on December 6.
The events are being hosted by the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust.
A spokesman for the trust said of the tours: “Join us to find out more about Wingfield Station and see the restoration work that has recently been undertaken.
“A tour of Wingfield will give you an insight into the station’s history and the people who worked there.”
The tours are scheduled for 11am-Midday and also 1pm-2pm on both November 26 and December 6.
The spokesman continued: “Visitors can park at the station itself (well signed along Holme Lane). Please drive carefully up the track leading to the station, as there are likely to be pedestrians.
“We will be selling some Wingfield related items including bags, books and badges.
“These tours are free to attend – all donations will directly go towards the restoration project.”
To book a free place on one of the Wingfield Station guided tours, go to here

Meanwhile the Ghost Stories at Wingfield Station event will take place on Wednesday, December 6, between 7pm and 9.30pm.
The trust spokesman said: “Kirk Ireton Light Programme return to Wingfield Station for another spine-chilling reading of two classic Victorian ghostly stories.
“The Canterville Ghost – Oscar Wilde’s humorous story, published 1887, and The Signalman – a first person horror/mystery story by Charles Dickens, published in 1866.
“There will be an interval and tickets includes a mince pie and mulled wine or non-alcoholic drink. All proceeds go towards the station restoration.”
They continued: “Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start, and we aim to finish at 9pm.
“Parking is at South Wingfield Church Hall on Holme Lane, which is a short walk to the station. Please note that no cars are able to park on site. Please bring a torch for the walk.
“The station has underfloor heating but do bring a blanket incase of cold weather. Toilets are available at the station.
“If you have access requirements, please contact Lucy to discuss:
“As these are ghost stories they may not be suitable for young people or those of a nervous disposition. Please take this into account when booking.”
To book tickets for this event, which are priced between £10 and £15, go to here

Read more about Wingfield Station’s recent refurbishment here

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