We Want to Tell you a Story – ‘A Grand Day Out to the Seaside’

As part of their community project on the Bentham Line with Northern and the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership, the 2019/20 Year in Industry students created a colourful and imaginative story for young children about a journey along our scenic line.

These second-year students, from universities across the north of England, worked together with local professional artist, Alastair Nicholson, to create the lavishly-illustrated story book based around an group of new friends making their way to the seaside at Morecambe from Leeds.

The characters, the story and the basis for the unique computer-created designs were all developed by the students, who captured the sense of community spirit and volunteering along the route, whist including important elements about railway safety through out the book.

Through the book the students also encourage the children to recycle waste and consider the environment.

The book was recently launched at an event at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre. We were delighted to welcome back 3 of the 10 students who helped to create the book, Hugo MacFadyen, Alex Kerr and Ethan Worthington, along with Alastair, the artist.

A downloadable copy of the book can be found on this website, by using this link.

A copy of the actual 40-page full-colour book can be obtained from the partnership by post, free of charge, from their address below, or can be picked up at Bentham Station.

Why not make your own ‘grand day out to the seaside’, countryside or city using our newly-refurbished trains along our beautiful route across the Pennines.