For those that aren't already aware I thought I would draw your attention to the proposed opening of a heritage centre on the site of Killamarsh Central station, Derbyshire (formerly on the GC mainline)... The site of the former station has lain derelict since 2007 when the previous owner died and property developers Ackroyd and Abbot purchased the land. The station building (a listed structure, and now the last remaining example of it's kind) was sold to a local farmer who hoped to re-erect it on his own land in the village and re-open the building as a cafe. Following the sale, parts of the building were slowly dismantled and nowadays only the bare bones of the structure remain on site. Unfortunately, the rebuilding work did not taken place for whatever reason and due to the economic climate the property developers have decided not to proceed with building on the station site for now. I understand that a lot of work has gone on in the background and the situation has now been reached where the developers would be happy to sell the land (or at least some of it) so that the building could be left on site and after extensive restoration works it could be reopened as a heritage centre - helping to educate people on the history of the local railways, mining and other such things. Hopefully the centre could have a good future (providing they can raise the relevant funds) and whilst I would love to see it turn into a Shillingstone-esque development I don't think we can hope for any more than a few vehicles stabled besides the up platform, if that. I don't think opening a railway is what they have in mind (and rightfully so really). Some further details are available on their Facebook page: Save Killamarsh Station | Facebook and I believe a website should be going live in the near future. There is also a meeting tomorrow night in Killamarsh Leisure centre (start 19:30) where I believe the scheme will be officially launched and there should be a slideshow by local historian Howard Turner. If anybody wants to ask any questions I will try my best to answer but I am not actually involved with the scheme (as yet) - I just live nearby, hence a bit of local knowledge.