A Royal Visitor

King Edward VII was the eldest son of Queen Victoria, and he reigned from 22nd January 1901 until his death in 1910.  Here he is on horseback on 28th October 1905 in this historic image, as he prepares to leave Market Weighton via the railway station.  He had been visiting Londesborough Hall.

The scene is completely unrecognisable today because the station was demolished in 1965 following government cutbacks and the whole area has been redeveloped into residential properties.

You can watch an archive video about the station and its demolition on the East Riding Archives YouTube playlist here.