PRESTATYN railway station will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its opening on Monday, May 1, and to mark this event, a book will be produced chronicling its history.

The book will be put together by community group Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station, with the help of historians Harry Thomas, Peter Robinson and Trefor Thompson.

Grants from both Prestatyn Town Council and Prestatyn Business Forum will fund the project.


Prestatyn-born artist to design mural at town's railway station

Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station met on April 17 to make other plans for the busy summer ahead.

The order for the summer bedding plants is with Pottles Premier Plants, and they will be taking delivery at the end of May.

In the meantime, it is hoped that some work will be carried out on the station’s disused platform.

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Prestatyn railway station is also due to have a mural created on the bridge underpass on the disused platform.

It will be created by artist Andy Birch, who now lives in Colwyn Bay and works under the name “Dime One”, and will depict Prestatyn’s Roman heritage and its popularity with walkers and beachgoers.”

The inspiration behind his design, he said, was to create a “very strong visual image of what Prestatyn is about”.