Celebrating March railway anniversary

March railway station celebrates its 130th anniversary'Adrian Sutterby ANL-150913-201833009
March railway station celebrates its 130th anniversary'Adrian Sutterby ANL-150913-201833009

The 130th anniversary of the railway arriving in March was celebrated in style at the weekend.

Friends of March Railway supported the national Heritage Open Day by opening up disused platforms at the station to the estimated 300 and 400 people who went along.

March railway station celebrates its 130th anniversary'no order Jill Palmer, Karen Hammond, Adrian Sutterby, Mel Sutterby and Neil Mitcham ANL-150913-201822009

March railway station celebrates its 130th anniversary'no order Jill Palmer, Karen Hammond, Adrian Sutterby, Mel Sutterby and Neil Mitcham ANL-150913-201822009

The event, which was held on Saturday (September 12) also included a 1940s display along with craft stalls.

Friends and supporters also donned 1940s costumes during the day.

The event raised £545 for the Friends group funds.

Chairman of the Friends Adrian Sutterby said: “We were really pleased with the day.”

March railway station celebrates its 130th anniversary'no order Jill Palmer, Karen Hammond, Adrian Sutterby, Mel Sutterby and Neil Mitcham ANL-150913-201809009

March railway station celebrates its 130th anniversary'no order Jill Palmer, Karen Hammond, Adrian Sutterby, Mel Sutterby and Neil Mitcham ANL-150913-201809009