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Crewe Station gets its first-ever official ghost tour
Crewe Station
Discover the stories of ghostly goings-on at Crewe Station

It will be a case of 'all strange' when the first ever official ghost tour comes to Crewe's historic train station.

Strange at Crewe - The Crewe Station Ghost Tour will highlight spooky experiences in and around this major railway junction in south Cheshire.

Almost 175 years of history reveal tales of everything from inexplicable child footprints to phantom cats.

It organised by Tim Prevett, who has runs ghost walks locally since 2007.

"Getting the opportunity to trial a Ghost Tour at the iconic Crewe Station is something I've wanted to do since the early days of doing the town centre tour," said Tim, who runs other walks in Crewe and Nantwich town centres.

Haunting tale

The tour also includes the re-telling of a famous ghost story that is set in a chilly waiting-room at Crewe Station.

Written by Walter De La Mare, and entitled Crewe, the short story features an old man who shares the haunting tale of a job he once held.

The first walks are on Saturday, 22 January. To find out more, log on to www.crewetours.com

The whole event has been put together with the help of Virgin Trains which owns the franchise on the station; and some of the proceeds will be donated to their nominated charity, CLIC Sargent, for helping children with cancer.

Station history

The history of Crewe railway station goes back a long way. It was completed in 1837 but was rebuilt in 1861 to cope with an increase in traffic.

The station was originally developed to help link the railways that served England's four biggest cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

Crewe was the first station in the world to have its own railway hotel. The Crewe Arms opened in 1838 and is still in use.


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