Thursday 1 November 2018 saw six members of the committee travel to Huddersfield to see the official unveiling of the plaque awarded to Mykanada Ltd for the work undertaken in converting the northern booking office at the Grade I listed station into the King’s Head public house. The plaque, which was unveiled by Oliver Turner, of Transpennine Express representing sponsor Great Western Railway, and Bruce Travis of Mykanada Ltd, was announced at the 2017 National Railway Heritage Awards in December 2017 for the outstanding work in restoring the seriously damaged fabric of this important building.
Bruce Travis of Mykanada Ltd and Oliver Turner for Transpennine Express following the official unveiling of the plaque at The King’s Head, Huddersfield station, on 1 November 2018.
The plaque following its unveiling with, from left to right, Robin Leleux, chairman of the NRHA’s adjudicators, Bruce Travis, Anders Hanson of ACoRP, Oliver Turner, Theo Steel, NRHA trustee, Jools Townsend of ACoRP, Chris Smyth, NRHA trustee, and Rob Hayward, NRHA committee member. Also present were two other committee members: Malcolm Wood and Peter Waller.
The Great Western Railway Craft Skills Award recognises the care in which traditional materials and skills are used for the restoration of a building and, in the work undertaken on the plasterwork, flooring and fire places, the King’s Head showed excellent workmanship throughout.