Ridgmont Station in Bedfordshire was restored for opening in September 2013. It incorporates a vintage tearoom, small old ticket office musuem and shop [the museum and shop have seasonal opening] and is run by volunteers. The tearoom is open all year round..
The station itself was opened in 1846 but had beeen closed for many years before renovation.
The Halfling project located to the station in 2015 and that was followed by the work on act4ward.
Although the halfling project office is no longer based at the station act4ward took it's space!!
The station has proved very popular as a location with visitors, so much so that each time moving to a larger more suitable location for act4ward is muted I am told it would be a shame to leave the station.
Problem with space is always a problem, and this has been amplified by the modern demands with video work. Also becausethe station is actually on a running railway internal soundproofing is hit and miss.
Despite this it does work and larger locations can be used close by if need be.
Getting to the station is quite easy - it is just off junction 13 of the M1 - just follow the station signs.
Also ofcourse we have the Bedford to Bletchley branch line operating on all days except Sundays.
There is a bus stop directly outside too.
There is ample parking for the station if coming by car.
Visits are by appointment and obviously meetings are prearranged.
I am looking at the possibility of returning the Halfling Office to the station in 2019, as it only moved due to serious problems with the phone system and internet - both of which are now rectified.
To contact the station you can e.mail:- email@example.com
To phone William David the main station number is 01525 288758 - this diverts as required.
When working with the projects you may be provided direct contact details in addition to these general ones.
You can also use the contact page within this or the other project websites.
Look forward to welcoming you to the station.