The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway has attained a much-coveted national award for its publicity from the Heritage Railway Association, which represents the interests of preserved railways all over Britain.
The LWR beat off the competition from other organisations to win the award in the Media category of the Heritage Railway Association’s national contest.
Ian Leigh, from the HRA handed over a commemorative plaque at a special presentation held on Sunday 16th July at Ludborough station, which was attended by Martin Vickers, MP for Cleethorpes and The Mayor of Louth, Councillor Mrs Pauline Watson and her Consort, Mr Stuart Watson.
“The Heritage Railway Association represents over 300 organisations large and small in the heritage railway sector. There are many attractions throughout the country competing for visitors and some don’t even feature railways! So, it is vital for the sector that the publicity we use is eye catching to the public to draw in visitors to railways, tramways and museums” said Ian.
“The HRA is therefore keen to encourage and recognise excellence in publicity, so it runs a publications competition every other year.
“For this category – Publicity, there were forty entries this year. The judges’ comments on the leaflet produced by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway are “Continued high standard. Attractive and informative. Clear layout. Sells itself very well” and “Very Good Indeed”. The railway was the clear winner in a very crowded field.