Frank Hornby’s Station – Maghull

World famous toy maker Frank Hornby lived yards away from Maghull Railway Station for most of his adult life and legend has it that he used the now sadly dilapidated Station Master’s House as the basis for one of his model buildings.

This shot of the former Stationmaster's Hse at Maghull Station was taken in June 2006. Sadly it is in worse condition now.

This shot of the former Stationmaster’s Hse at Maghull Station was taken in June 2006. Sadly it is in worse condition now.

Moving on – In the wake of the hugely successful first ever Maghull Hornby Festival here are 3 shots of Maghull Station. The first shot is of a mosaic designed by students at Deyes High Academy and erected at the Station.

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Great work by a Maghull artist

Great work by a Maghull artist

Above – A local artist pained this where some of the station windows used to be

Below is a shot of the original canopy on the Liverpool bound platform where I am sure Frank Hornby often sheltered from bad weather. It needs some work doing to it and I hear that this will be done soon. Let’s hope the underside (shown in the photo) is well preserved.

Canopy at Maghull Station

Canopy at Maghull Station

The Maghull Station Voluneers continue to do outstanding work led by Nigel Winchester. What’s the betting that they will win more awards in North West In Bloom this year

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