Derelict station could be returned to former glory

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Its sharp Victorian roof may slip past unnoticed by preoccupied passengers staring blankly out of their train window, but for 100 years this now-derelict shell was Rushton’s main link to the outside world.

First Kettering-bound commuters then later ironstone from the nearby pit streamed out of Glendon and Rushton Station before it finally closed for good in 1965.

The station used to be the nearest rail link to Rothwell, where the then lord of the manor famously declined to allow the railway into the town.


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