Rod's 'Resurrection Ride' for Wingfield Station
by Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust
raised by 23 donations
of £1,800.00 Target Goal
£1,800.00 Target Goal
On the 19th and 20th August, Rod will be cycling from Leeds to Derby along the route of the George and Robert Stephenson 1840 North Midland Railway; much of which is still the alignment of the Midland Mainline today. The reason for this is to raise awareness of - and money for - the rescue of what may well be the oldest surviving rural railway station in the world - Wingfield Station in Derbyshire. Rod is a trustee of Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust, the charity who have managed to acquire this building after half a century of dereliction. DHBT are now raising £250,000, to match a recent grant award from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, in order to complete the restoration project. Your sponsorship donation will be very welcome to support the DHBT in achieving their ambition to restore Wingfield Station and bring it back to life as business space. For more information about the project and to explore other ways in which you can help us to save this amazingly original 1840 building, please visit: derbyshirehistoricbuildingstrust.org.uk/support If you would like to join Rod on the ride, sign up here: ResurrectionRide_WingfieldStation.eventbrite.co.uk
Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust
Established in 1974, Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) has been responsible for the rescue of many historic buildings throughout the county. Using their skills, knowledge and expertise, members of the Trust identify neglected and abandoned buildings and then work to bring them back into a new, sustainable use.