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BRIDLINGTON’S FORGOTTEN PAST SHOWN OFF WITH NEW SCULPTURE AT RAILWAY STATION

Rail company Northern has unveiled two scale models for a new sculpture that will soon take pride of place at Bridlington railway station to celebrate some of the town’s railway heritage.

The train operator has released images of the models of the ‘Barrow Boy’ statue, which will be installed on the station’s concourse.

It was once common sight along platforms in the 1950s and 1960s to see young boys waiting on the station to transport passengers’ luggage from the platforms to the hotels and guesthouses for a small fee.

The finished statue will be cast in bronze and will be unveiled in 2024.

The train operator has been working with the Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership and Network Rail on the project.

Kerry Peters, regional director at Northern said: “This sculpture will bring some of Bridlington’s forgotten railway history back to life and celebrate the heritage of the area.

“I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and for creating something that passengers passing through the station will be able to enjoy for generations to come.

“At Northern, we can’t wait to unveil the finished sculpture next year.”

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