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For more information about the Friends of Tynemouth Station, please contact Ylana First MBE, Secretary of FoTS and Arts Co-ordinator, on either 0191 257 2180 or e-mail here.

And take a look at the very informative Tynemouth Market website here:
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Tynemouth Station
by Ylana First
Tynemouth's magnificent Victorian Railway Station, originally part of the North Eastern railway network, was opened in 1882 to cater for the crowds who came for a day out at the seaside, as well as for people from Newcastle and the surrounding areas who wanted to live at the coast but commute to Newcastle and adjoining towns.

The Station was noted for its elegant ironwork and magnificent floral displays, winning many awards over the years. Though some thought that its days as a Victorian and Edwardian showpiece were long gone, the Station has become a Grade II Listed Building following a lengthy campaign and is now recognised as a treasure to be preserved, restored and enjoyed.

There is always so much happening in Tynemouth Station. Apart from the diverse businesses that are ever-present, on every Saturday and Sunday a flea market is held on both platforms, attracting many from far and wide, whilst on every third Saturday of the month the Station host a high-class farmers' market.

Four times a year on a Sunday there is a very successful and popular Book Fair organised by the Friends of Tynemouth Station who also take the lead in organising art exhibitions in The Bridge — a most unusual exhibition space between the two walkways crossing over the lines. The exhibitions have included work by both new and established professional artists, community groups, art students and schools. Exhibitions are of course free and may be viewed at anytime.

Over the years, making full use of the wonderful facilities provided beneath the vast canopies, the Friends of Tynemouth Station, in partnership with various organisations, have organised festivals large and small such as May Day festivals and ElectFest This year [2009] on August Bank Holiday Monday there is to be a Green Festival organised by the Friends of The Earth and the North Tyneside Council in conjunction with the Friends of Tynemouth Station.

Why not come and visit this wonderful, elegant, all-weather facility in the heart of Tynemouth, of which we are so very proud.
 
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