Seven members from Hexham Art Club enjoyed an afternoon sketching at Hexham railway station recently. The visit was arranged through Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership with support from Northern staff. Hexham station was opened 1835 and last year won Best Medium Station of the Year at the National Rail Awards. Members of the Art Group enjoyed the beautiful September weather and sketched the canopy and other features of this impressive station.

The station is adopted by Journey, a local charity which runs the station kiosk, and Transition Tynedale. These organisations are responsible for planters of flowers and herbs, which are really coming into their own.


Hexham Art ClubStella Douglas, Chair of the Art Club said “It is always good to get out and about, and we found lots of new challenges at the station”.

The group’s work from the afternoon may be viewed in the Old Booking Hall, Haltwhistle station on 20th and 21st September.

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