Posted on 13th April 2016 / 654

The Leighton Buzzard railway is one of England’s finest narrow-gauge railways, but it needs your help!

The station at Page’s Park is in a sorry state of repair and needs some updating.

To raise money for this, they have set up the Museum Gateway Project, so called because the whole of the railway is a nationally accredited museum – making it the longest museum in Bedfordshire – and the new station building will be the gateway for customers to enter this historical world of English narrow-gauge railways. It will also provide some much-needed community facilities for the massive housing estates which have grown up in the last decade.

They have revised the design of the building, giving it an external appearance based on the 1870s platform buildings at Leighton Buzzard main-line station, which were demolished in the 1980s rebuild. Some roof brackets were, however, rescued, and will be incorporated into the new building. The changes have been agreed with Central Bedfordshire Council.

There is, however, the small matter of money. If you would like to help them reach this vital strategic goal, please download a donation form , and return it with your donation, and a Gift  Aid declaration if possible. This entitles them to a further 25% from the Government!

Donate with JustGiving

You can also donate online through the JustGiving button.

 

Or buy a raffle ticket when you visit, with the chance of winning a private charter train for up to 100 people!

Donations, by individuals or organisations, of £1,000 or more will be recognised in a roll of honour in the completed building.

There are additional benefits for donations of substantially more, which might include running a donors’ special train, a driving and firing experience, or a “day in the railway’s life”  experience.

A donation of over £500 could be recognised by an engraved paving brick in the building forecourt!

The first task of the Museum Gateway Project was the installation of a temporary office building at Page’s Park and was completed in December 2015. Immediately after Christmas, the volunteer workforce emptied the old building, which was demolished in mid-January 2016.

Keep up-to-date with progress, on their News page!

Find out more on their website HERE!

 

Page’s Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TN

Page’s Park Station Project

The Leighton Buzzard railway is one of England’s finest narrow-gauge railways, but it needs your help!

The station at Page’s Park is in a sorry state of repair and needs some updating.

To raise money for this, they have set up the Museum Gateway Project, so called because the whole of the railway is a nationally accredited museum – making it the longest museum in Bedfordshire – and the new station building will be the gateway for customers to enter this historical world of English narrow-gauge railways. It will also provide some much-needed community facilities for the massive housing estates which have grown up in the last decade.

They have revised the design of the building, giving it an external appearance based on the 1870s platform buildings at Leighton Buzzard main-line station, which were demolished in the 1980s rebuild. Some roof brackets were, however, rescued, and will be incorporated into the new building. The changes have been agreed with Central Bedfordshire Council.

There is, however, the small matter of money. If you would like to help them reach this vital strategic goal, please download a donation form , and return it with your donation, and a Gift  Aid declaration if possible. This entitles them to a further 25% from the Government!

Donate with JustGiving

You can also donate online through the JustGiving button.

 

Or buy a raffle ticket when you visit, with the chance of winning a private charter train for up to 100 people!

Donations, by individuals or organisations, of £1,000 or more will be recognised in a roll of honour in the completed building.

There are additional benefits for donations of substantially more, which might include running a donors’ special train, a driving and firing experience, or a “day in the railway’s life”  experience.

A donation of over £500 could be recognised by an engraved paving brick in the building forecourt!

The first task of the Museum Gateway Project was the installation of a temporary office building at Page’s Park and was completed in December 2015. Immediately after Christmas, the volunteer workforce emptied the old building, which was demolished in mid-January 2016.

Keep up-to-date with progress, on their News page!

Find out more on their website HERE!

 

Page’s Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TN

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