The Mytholmroyd month – January

The Mytholmroyd month – January

3 Feb, 2020

Mytholmroyd Station Partnership’s Sue Mitchell brings us up to date with all the latest happenings from the West Yorkshire station.

Station building update

Not just a new year but a new decade as well – what will the decade bring? We’re certainly hoping a new former station building in Mytholmroyd will be up and running, occupied even by the end of this year.

Each room has a restored or replica stone fireplace in situ, most of the woodwork has been treated with the same skills, plaster work restored, ceilings and cornices all looking good. All this phase one work has been rewarded by the Railway Heritage Conservation plaque for 2019!  Wonderful. Thank you and congratulations to Network Rail, Capita and all the local tradesmen involved.

We are in the ‘showing around’ phase, and the computing, grant application sending mode. We’ve had some very interesting viewers around, mostly from the art scene here in Mytholmroyd. A recent visitor, Northern’s Richard Isaac, was totally amazed at the interior and the layout of the rooms, as well as the quality of the workmanship on show. The local library’s executives have been quietly impressed as well as a displaced Mytholmroyd ceramics group who are very keen to return to the village.

The picture below of Geoff, seen through the ticket office window of the Station Building was taken by supporter and friend, Sue Norton.

We will be attending the next Northern Community Rail Executive Group meeting to back-up our request for Seed Corn Funding; another new thing on my CV. We are delighted to say that we were successful in our bid for funding for the services of the architects. Three out of the five architects contacted have reviewed the building, still two more to visit. Once the final reports are submitted we, all nine trustees, will make a collective decision on the preferred architect to follow through the project.

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