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Two Special Events, One Great Day
Sunday 13th September 2015 - 10am - 4pm
We have a special invitation for you, our dear Friends. Sunday 13th September is going to be a special day, we are unveiling the wonderful results from our school’s project and we will be opening the Booking Hall at the station for the first time since 1967.
As part of the national Heritage Open Days we will be opening the Booking Hall to allow visitor to see inside the station, to see and absorb some of the wondeful character the building still retains. Visitors on the day will be able to step inside the station and talk through the Trust’s plans with the trustees.
To run alongside this special event we will also be unveiling new window murals that have been painted as part of an art project that we have been running with the two primary schools. This project was sponsored by the Community Grant Scheme at University Campus Suffolk.
The two schools have been researching the station buildings. They have viewed photographs from all eras of the station’s life from 19th Century through the 20th Century to present day. They have had the opportunity to draw sketches of areas of the building that have interested them. Visits to the station followed, allowing the children to visualise their sketches in the actual environment.
We have also interviewed the children to get more of an understanding of their thoughts and ideas. We are hoping to use an exciting new technology to allow visitors to the station to be able to view these interviews.
The new murals will be unveiled at 11am.
Use the map below to navigate to the Station:
Below are some photographs from last years event, we are hopeful for some similar weather.