Gedling Station and ‘the Back Line’

Gedling Station and ‘the Back Line’. A display of images and stories, and a talk, exploring Gedling Station past, present and future.

An event organised by the Friends of Gedling Station (FoGS) and the Gedling Village Preservation Society (GVPS), with the support of Inspire.

Gedling Station (properly Gedling and Carlton Station) opened in 1874 as part of the Great Northern Railway line. It was used by holidaymakers visiting the seaside, goods trains, miners travelling to and from Gedling Colliery on the ‘paddy mails’, and even JRR Tolkien during his visits to family in the village.

Come along to hear about the history of the station, share any family stories, photos or items connected with this or other Nottinghamshire stations that you might have, and discover the Gedling Village of old.

Display: during library opening hours, Monday 8 January onwards
Talk: Thursday 1 February, 2pm. Free of charge. All welcome

Carlton Library, Manor Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3AY

The Friends of Gedling Station (FoGS) is a new group of volunteers interested in exploring potential futures for this historic building, and in uncovering the station’s history. We’re affiliated with Gedling Village Preservation Society. You can find more information about us and Gedling Station, and tell us about other events that you’d be interested in, at

Library opening hours:
Monday 9.30am-7.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am-6.00pm
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9.30am-7.00pm
Friday closed
Saturday 9.30am-1.00pm
Sunday closed

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