Keeping the age of steam alive!

Coming soon – East Lincolnshire Railways 50!

On October 5th 1970 most of the railways in the east and centre of Lincolnshire were closed as part of the ‘Reshaping of British Railways’ planned by Dr Richard Beeching – the infamous Beeching Report.

Despite vigorous opposition, a large part of the county, which had been well served by railways from the middle of the 19th Century, suddenly found themselves many miles from the nearest station.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the closures, a major exhibition of railway memorabilia, photographs, documents and artefacts is to be held at Bateman’s Brewery Visitor Centre in Wainfleet.

The exhibition will run from Saturday August 1st to Sunday October 4th 2020, and will be supported by a number of special events including a railwayana auction, study days and lectures.

For more information or to offer material or help, please contact Mike Fowler on 01767 691401 or email:

Bateman's Brewery, Beeching, railwayana, Wainfleet

Arial photos courtesy of Aerial Filming & Photography by - Kurnia Aerial Photograph.    Permission obtained and given for use on the LWR website.

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