Take a trip down memory lane with St Marks railway exhibition

St Marks Shopping Centre is calling on the Lincoln community to dig out photos and memorabilia of the old railway station in the area for an upcoming commemorative exhibition.

The St Marks Full Steam Ahead event will take place on May 28 and 29 from 11am-3pm in recognition of its railway heritage.

The St Marks railway station was the first in Lincoln. It was opened by the Midland Railway in 1846. The platforms were later demolished and it was 1985 when it closed completely. The main station was incorporated into a shopping complex.

The old St Marks railway station.

Alongside the display there will also be a host of free activities over the two days including arts and crafts and train shaped biscuit decorating. A land train will also be taking visitors on their own little adventure around the centre.

St Marks is inviting residents to send in old photos of their fondest memory of what the era of the first Lincoln railway station means to them.

A train leaving St Marks’ old railway station.

Anyone wanting to have their train memorabilia displayed on the wall should email copies of their pictures to [email protected], stating the year it was taken. The pictures will then be printed out and displayed on the memory wall for the duration of the two days.