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Harrogate station exhibition raises hundreds for Cancer Research

Northern employees at Harrogate station were delighted to donate £320 to Cancer Research. The funds were raised through the sale of prints of photographs of Harrogate station and its surrounding area, dating back to 1882.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Step Back in Time’ has been on display in the waiting room at the station since August last year. The sale of prints has already raised £250 for the Railway Children Charity, who work for runaways and abandoned children who live in and around the world’s railways.

Bridget Jackson, Station Manager, said: “We are delighted with the sales of the prints we have been showcasing, it really goes to show how much interest there is in the history of this station and its neighbourhood. Our most popular print is a set of four featuring the station facade and vintage cars, dating from 1920 to 1960.”

The photographs were donated to the exhibition by ex-signalman Steve Askew, passenger Bill Counter and Harrogate historian Malcolm Neesam.

Betty Hagart, voluntary speaker for Cancer Research UK, comments: “Huge progress has been made in beating cancer since the charity was formed and we’re determined to save more lives. It’s thanks to donations such as these that we are able to carry out the work that we do.”

Bridget continues: “We will continue to host the exhibition and sell the prints for the foreseeable future, with donations made to both our designated charities every six months.”


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