Running On Time

(Our trail begins on the corner of West Square, opposite the railway station car park (with arched entrance).  Use ‘View on map’ from the trail’s homepage to reach point ‘1’ and the start of the trail).

Here on Westborough, looking towards the town centre, the railway station with its impressive clock tower, has remained virtually unchanged over the years owing to its Grade II listed status.  For its opening on 7th July 1845, around 10-15,000 spectators greeted the first train on its arrival from York at 1:35pm.  This archive image shows the street scene in 1920.  The railings have since been removed, presumably to help the flow of traffic around the present day taxi rank.