One of the most remarkable of station restorations was presented with the BAM Nuttall Partnership Award when these were announced in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal in a ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London in early December 2019.
The plaque awarded, one of a number made as part of the National Railway Heritage Award’s 40th anniversary year, was formally unveiled on the building by the Town Mayor of Market Rasen, Councillor Stephen Bunney, on Wednesday 3 November 2021 following delays caused by Covid-19 restrictions.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the National Railway Heritage Awards, the contractors who undertook the impressive work required, some of the building’s current occupants and by members of the Market Rasen Station Community Project Ltd, an organisation that brought together no fewer than eight different bodies to help fund the half-million Pound project.
The plaque at Market Rasen following its unveiling on Wednesday 3 November 2021 with, on the left, Tony Tomkins, Treasurer of the National Railway Heritage Awards, and, on the right, Councillor Stephen Bunney, Town Mayor of Market Rasen.
The remarkable transformation at Market Rasen station wrought by the Market Rasen Station Community Project Ltd saw the building, once listed on the English Heritage ‘Buildings at Risk’ register, magnificently restored. It was a worthy winner of the BAM Nuttall Partnership Award at the 2019 National Railway Heritage Awards.