Frank Hornby – Maghull Station

I have not mentioned the Frank Hornby Trust or the efforts of local campaigners to get some branding on Maghull’s present station (not to be confused with the new second one to be built soon) for a while but a Steering Group meeting of Maghull in Bloom the other day brought the issues to life again.

The objective is to get a story board erected at Maghull Station which includes a brief reminder of Frank Hornby’s connections with the Town and a map with a walking tour so that visitors who arrive by train can visit them.

This is a story board from a Hornby exhibition held at Maghull Town Hall a few years ago. There were around a dozen of them charting the life and products of the world famous toy maker.

This is a story board from a Hornby exhibition held at Maghull Town Hall a few years ago. There were around a dozen of them charting the life and products of the world famous toy maker.

The project unfortunately stalled a while ago so I am trying to help get it moving again. Whether it will come off I don’t know but it is worth a try.

And I wonder, will the powers that be really consider whether the present station can be renamed Maghull Hornby when the new Maghull North Station is built? The idea came from the Chair of the Frank Hornby Trust Les French but it was not taken up at the time he put it forward. Any chance now?

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