Thank you to Michael Allen for forwarding this article to us.
The Friends of Mytholmroyd station celebrate once more…
Paul Bigland September 2, 2021
Yesterday it was my pleasure to attend yet another celebration at Mytholmroyd, where the station friends and guests were unveiling a
plaque celebrating the restoration of the 1871 station building winning a Railway Heritage Trust conservation award in December 2019. Sadly, the
Covid pandemic postponed any chance to celebrate the award or mount the plaque until this year. Ironically, the postponement meant that the
plaque was unveiled this year, which is the 150th anniversary of the building’s construction. The present building replaced an original timber
structure from when the line opened in 1847. Records show that the contract to construct the building was let by the Lancashire and Yorkshire
Railway in May 1870 to a “Mr Wilkinson, contractor of Mytholmroyd”. In June 1870 construction was suspended due to excavations causing part
of the embankment under the Down line to subside. Work resumed at the end of September 1870 and the new building opened in December 1871*.
Passengers on passing trains don’t appreciate the sheer size of the building as they only see the top floor.
Work will soon begin to outfit the interior of the building ready to accept
its first tenants. No doubt when that happens I’ll be bringing you more
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*Thanks to Michael Allen of Mytholmroyd for providing me with the
historical information on the station construction