bring Wensleydale Railway's Leeming Bar Station House roaring back to life in the 1920s

The Wensleydale Railway has received lottery funding to renovate the Leeming Bar Station House into a living heritage museum and education centre. We're taking our visitors back to 1925 and we need historical researchers and recorders to help us find the fine details that will really count towards making our visitor experience real. If you're interested in researching kitchenalia and clothes, post room equipment and Station Master's parlour paraphernalia, waiting room adverts and wash room accessories, then you'll be helping us bring the station back to life. We're also looking for those who can interview older people with long memories for our Reminiscence project.

Skills or experience required?:

We will offer full training but if you can bring an enquiring mind and an interest in this period of history, then you'll be making a great start. You might be wanting to add research and recording skills for a Further Education application or for CDP purposes, or you might just enjoy being part of a lively, like-minded team. For those interested in Reminiscence, people-facing skills or some experience with dementia patients might be something we can learn from you.

This opportunity is suitable for: Wheelchair users
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: Yes
What are the areas of interest?: Architecture & building work, Arts, culture & heritage, Teaching & training
Type(s) of cause supported: Arts, culture & heritage, Education & learning, Local community, Mental health, Older people
Where is the opportunity located?: Hambleton
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: No set hours, no set day of the week. Fully-flexible.
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: