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Friends of Hunmanby launch ‘Good Food & Real Ale’ Trail

The Friends of Hunmanby Railway Station have developed a ‘Good Food & Real Ale Trail’ for the village, and are encouraging people to use the train to get there and enjoy it.

As well as offering an attraction to visitors, the trail has also partly been developed as a tribute to local traders who helped support the village community throughout the pandemic.

The artwork has been done by Margaret Crompton from Hunmanby Art Group, local author Jane Finnis has put the words together, and photographs were kindly done by Paul, a keen local photographer.

The trail is being launched to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the opening of the Hull to Scarborough Railway Line in 2022.

Nick Harvey of the Friends group said: “We printed 3,000 full colour leaflets for the trail, which were distributed to 130 bed & breakfasts in Bridlington and Scarborough. This resulted in an invitation to speak to the Bridlington Tourism Association about the project. The leaflet was funded through our Scarborough Borough Councillors Locality Budget, and Northern are producing some large posters for Hunmanby Station to promote the trail, and have provided funds to reprint the leaflet later this year.”

In other activities, the Friends of Hunmanby recently organised a trip to Bridlington to enjoy a guided walk by the Bridlington Renaissance Project. While taking in sights including the impressively restored North Eastern Railway tile map at Bridlington Station, they heard about regeneration projects in the town since the renaissance group was formed in 2003.

On July 23rd, the Friends group will be taking the train to see the Jake Leg Jug Band at the Old Parcels Office in Scarborough, another event to mark the 175th anniversary of the line.

For more information on the group, visit https://e-voice.org.uk/friendsofhunmanbyrailwaystation/