Getting Northumberland building back on track

Whittingham Station
Whittingham Station

The restoration of a Victorian railway station in north Northumberland is the subject of a television programme which airs on Thursday night.

As previously reported by the Gazette, Whittingham Station, pictured above before work took place, was bought by businessman Lee Head, who wanted to create a home at the site.

The story is told in Thursday’s episode of The Restoration Man, with George Clarke, which airs at 9pm on Channel 4.

The station was part of the old Alnwick to Cornhill steam line and is thought to have opened in 1887. It closed to passengers in 1930 and was shut down completely in 1953.