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£8,541.00

raised by 314 donations

of £25,000.00 Target Goal

34%

The Story

BECOME A FRIEND OF WINGFIELD STATION This is your personal invitation to join an exciting new group that’s saving one of this country’s rarest – in fact, one of the world’s rarest – rural railway stations. Wingfield Station in Derbyshire is the sole survivor out of the original sixteen stations built by the North Midland Railway Company in 1840 to link Derby and Leeds. Although Grade II* Listed, it’s been allowed to fall into a ruinous state. But despite 40 years of total neglect, the remains of the building are amazingly original. Work has already begun to make the building watertight again. Our plan for you: enter the cavernous Booking Hall and admire the original features of dado panelling, plaster cornice, and fireplaces; wander next to the Porter’s room to find the glow of the original porter’s stove; and across to the Ladies’ Waiting Room and the reproduced original wallpaper and the fireplace. Our plan for the building: to bring it back into sustainable use as rentable office/business space. Wingfield Station will be preserved as a time capsule, going back to the very beginning of the technological innovations that became one of the hallmarks of the Victorian era. But this transformation from near dereliction to full restoration can only be achieved if the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) – charged with saving this unique piece of railway history – can raise the funds needed to complete the project. We’re delighted WORK HAS STARTED, but to complete our £1.7m project, we need your help to raise £250,000. Your membership and support is urgently needed if together we’re to turn this ambitious scheme into a reality. To become part of this amazing story and transformation from wreck to icon, please join as a Friend of Wingfield Station for as little as £1.50 per month. For those who feel able to, larger donations of £50 to £500 would be very welcome to support us in achieving our ambition. The benefits of joining include: • Being the first to be invited to see the completed project • Regular updates charting progress • Priority access to events and activities during the 8 week public window opening • The knowledge that your contribution has helped to save one of the rarest of railway architectural masterpieces from ruin. To become a Friend of Wingfield Station, please visit the DHBT website, where you can also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the wide range of activities and projects throughout the county: derbyshirehistoricbuildingstrust.org.uk/support Your Privacy The DHBT will always store your personal details securely. We’ll use them to provide the service that you have requested, and communicate with you in the way(s) that you have agreed to. Your data may also be used for analysis purposes, to help us provide the best service possible. We will never share your details with anyone else.

Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust

Established in 1974, Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) has been responsible for the rescue of many historic buildings throughout Derbyshire. Using their skills and knowledge, members of the Trust identify neglected and abandoned historic buildings and then work to bring them back into new sustainable use. The Trust is a non-profit registered charity which is committed to the heritage of Derbyshire, working with its own in-house professionals to provide help and advice to groups and individuals sharing a passion for historic buildings.

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