Market Weighton Railway Station and its demolition

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Published: Tuesday 31st March 2015 by Leo Stevens

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Go to Market Weighton today and you’ll hardly be able to tell that it used to have its own railway station.  The only prominent reminder is a stretch of public footpath and bridleway (part of The Hudson Way) that follows the course of the old railway line from Beverley to the site of the old Market Weighton Railway Station, now occupied by a housing development.

The footage in this video was shot around the time of the station’s closure on November 27 1965 and moves on to witness the actual demolition of the buildings in 1979.  For those who know the town but don’t remember the station, it’s a remarkable insight into Market Weighton’s past, but for those who were around at the time of Dr Beeching’s infamous cutbacks to the railways, it is a nostalgic, though possibly sad, reminder of the end of an era.

Do you remember Market Weighton Station? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Look out for more uploads of local heritage videos on East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/eastridingyorkshire

Published: Tuesday 31st March 2015 by Leo Stevens

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