Young people were given a behind-the-scenes tour of Lindum’s on-going renovation work at Market Rasen Train Station.
Members of the 2nd Market Rasen Scouts, Cubs and Beavers clubs visited the site in Chapel Street to hear how the project is progressing, discover the history of the station and take a look at how the restored building will look once it’s complete.
During their visit, the children, parents and leaders were given a guided tour by Lindum BMS Site Manager Andy Atkinson.
He explained some of the specialist heritage techniques used in the restoration of the building such as the method of plastering, how the windows are restored or replaced and the stone masonry skills on show.
During the tour the children also learnt about what health and safety measures need to be in place whilst working on a building site.
After the tour, Daniel Clark, part of the Marketing team at Lindum Group Ltd gave a presentation to the children at the Scout Hut, explaining the story of the restoration work so far.
He also explained how the heritage lottery funding works and showed the groups what the building will look like when completed.
Daniel also brought with him some old photos of the project including some when the signal box was present and when the roof was over the train track.
Dan Cole leader of the 2nd Market Rasen Cubs Group said: “It was a brilliant evening, everyone really enjoyed their visit to the station. It's nice to see that this building is being brought back to life. We would like to thank Andy and Dan for giving up their time and giving us an insight into the brilliant work Lindum is doing at the station. We look forward to visiting again once the project is finished.”
The 2nd Market Rasen Scouts, Cubs and Beavers Group donated two bird boxes to the project as a thank you. These will be installed at the station once the project is complete.