University of Hertfordshire return to The Rails Which Circled the World exhibition

Once again, Community Rail Cumbria and station adopters hosted the University of Hertfordshire at Workington railway station.

Following on from the success of last year, Dr Joseph Hall – Lecturer in Social & Cultural Geography chose to come back and continue to explore the human geography theme of heritage by focusing on industrial heritage and how Workington’s rich industrial past is represented and preserved in the contemporary urban landscape.

Station adopters Dave Wallace, Cameron Bragg and Community Rail Cumbria spent time talking through the evolution of the station building/ surroundings, explained the background of the Bessemer statue and how this has become an integral part of the exhibition, provided an overview of The Rails Which Circled the World project, watched the heritage film followed by the opportunity for a Q&A session, students then spent the last part of their visit looking at the 17 history panels on the northbound platform.

We look forward to seeing them again next year!