Historic prints bring boost to charity

HISTORIC prints and pictures on sale at Harrogate Train Station have helped to raise £320 for Cancer Research UK.

The pieces, part of a railway exhibition called Step Back in Time, have been on display in Harrogate’s waiting room since last August.

The original photographs were donated by ex-signalman Steve Askew, passenger Bill Counter and local historian Malcolm Neesam.

Previous prints sold by Harrogate station have raised £250 for the Railway Children charity which helps abandoned children around the world’s railways.

Bridget Jackson, station manager, said: “It really goes to show how much interest there is in the history of the station and its neighbourhood.”

She confirmed the station would continue selling prints for the foreseeable future with all profits going to their selected charities.

Betty Hagard, of Cancer Research UK, praised the work of Northern Rail employees, saying: “Since Cancer Research was formed we have been determined to save more lives.

“It is thanks to donations such as these that we are able to carry out the work that we do.”

Prints are available from Harrogate station and come in a variety of sizes.