A V.I.P. Entrance

On 27th February 1909 the Archbishop of York, Dr Cosmo Gordon Lang, made his first visit to Beverley. This archive image shows his arrival at the railway station, where his carriage awaits.  He would go on to become Archbishop of Canterbury in 1928, and was widely rebuked for his strong moral stance on the Edward VIII abdication crisis in 1936.  Dr Lang also presided over the coronation of King George VI.  Who knows what other interesting personalities have graced the entrance to this station!