Work to restore Wingfield Station nears completion

Wingfield Station restoration project nears completion

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Mon 18th September 2023

Work to restore Wingfield Station to its former glory is nearing completion – and there will be a special event to mark its reopening.

The Victorian station has been undergoing a restoration project thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The station first opened its doors to passengers in 1840 and is Grade ll* listed due to its historical interest.

It was built as part of the North Midland Railway and served the line between Derby and Leeds.

It closed in 1967 and remained derelict until the restoration project got underway.

The Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) have overseen the project and have worked to restore it to the same condition as on the day it opened.

Peter Milner, project manager, said: “Wingfield Station was at the forefront of the pioneer era of train travel.

“It’s the only surviving railway station on the line, and its significance in railway history is of international importance.

“With a huge amount of support from the local community, grant funders including The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the craftsmen themselves, we’ve been able to save this building. We think that’s something work celebrating.”

DHBT will celebrate the completion of the project with a grand opening event on October 28.

The celebration will feature performances by Shirland Brass Band and Alfreton Male Voice Choir.

A number of events are set to take place following the grand opening event, including a family trail and guided tours.

You can find out more about DHBT and its plans for Wingfield Station here.

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