New railway stations book from Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society

Alford station
Alford station

The tracks may be long gone but a fascinating new book reveals that many of the county’s old railway stations have a new life.

Gone But Not Forgotten by Alf Ludlam and Phil Eldridge and published by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society is a real gem.

Travelling around the area they have discovered an array of station buildings still surviving and being happily lived in!

It is a testament to the substantial nature of the buildings that they have lasted so well.

Colin Hutson for instance has been living in the former station at Donington on Bain since 1970.

He remembers travelling to Louth on the train from the village station when he was a teenager.

Actor Donald Pleasence, Blofeld in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, lived at Grimoldby station.

His father was stationmaster there between 1929 and 1933.

This book is full of before and after photos of the various stations and is a good read.

Gone But Not Forgotten is now on sale at Wrights bookshop in Louth and the co-authors will be doing a book signing there on Saturday November 9, from 10am to 1pm.