Thursday 20 February 2020 saw the official unveiling of the plaque at Cleethorpes station by Lucja Majewski-Kent, Regional Development Manager for sponsors First Group, for the restoration of the wonderful station clock. The work undertaken had been rewarded by the Great Western Craft Skills Award at the 2018 competition, announced at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 5 December 2018, and the earlier planned unveiling had been deferred in late 2019 as a result of the General Election.

The plaque after its unveiling at Cleethorpes with, left to right, Lucja Majewski-Kent, Regional Development Manager for First Group, Theo Steel, chairman of the National Railway Heritage Awards, and Alex Derevonko, Asset Engineer of Network Rail.
The restored clock tower at Cleethorpes. Network Rail worked with the Railway Heritage Trust (RHT), TransPennine Express and Colt to dismantle the deteriorated timber clock tower, refurbish it with new materials off-site, and then reassemble it back at Cleethorpes station. The clock mechanism and faces have also been restored, and the clock tower has been improved with new decorations.