Activity type: Walking trail and activity workshop

Discover and learn about the important story of one local railway family. Follow Thomas Readman, and his wife Hannah, as they leave the insecurity of farm labouring behind for a ‘Job For Life’ on the Whitby to Pickering railway. Discover why, as a platelayer over the age of conscription, he is sent to France in WW1, and how, following his death, Hannah challenges convention to become Goathland Station’s first female porter! Discover why the railway became single track between Levisham & Goathland in WW1!

This walking trail departs from Goathland Community Hub and you will need to bring sturdy shoes and wet weather clothing. 

To book, please contact the Education Officer or telephone 01751 473799, ext. 248

Image: Hannah Readman, Goathland Station Railway Porter during WW1, courtesy of Pat Sellars.