Railway Terrace, opposite the Midland Railway Car Park,
adjacent to the main station building.
The Railway Institute was built in 1892,
as a new cultural centre for the benefit of
railway workers. It had a library, coffee room,
three classrooms, lecture and concert hall and
other rooms for recreation and reading. By the
1980s, it had been leased off to the Post Office
Social Club, but that closed in 1994. Following
the failure of plans to convert it into a arts
centre, it was opened as a pub in 1996.
Curiosities: At one time the
extremely well stocked library contained more
than 14,000 books. When the library closed in
1963, the books were either sold or given away
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