THE Railway Weighbridge Building in Bishops Castle has opened for the final time this year.

It was an opportunity to view the ongoing restoration of this original Victorian railway weighbridge office, the last surviving building on the site of the Bishop’s Castle Railway station.

Visitors were able to discover the secrets that have been revealed about this 150 year-old building, reminisce at a display of Matchbox Models of Yesteryear and purchase an exclusive Bishop’s Castle Railway 2021 calendar.

Bishop’s Castle Railway Society Chairman, John Rimmer, said that there had been great problems raising money for the project this year and the opportunity to open for a special week of heritage events had been helpful.

The site was made Covid safe for visitors who were able to see the progress that has been made by local enthusiasts.

It is a project run by volunteers that is preserving an important part of the railway and social heritage of south Shropshire.