FOR those who like people or history and want to do something a little different with their day then Wensleydale Railway may just have the perfect volunteer role.

After receiving lottery funding, the Wensleydale Railway renovated Leeming Bar Station House into a living museum and education centre.

Visitors are taken back 1925, but the railway needs to expand its pool of volunteers who love a bit of live-action drama and dressing up in period costume.

The role is both fun and engaging with the chance to dress in historical costume, learn the fascinating history of the railway and take part in a number of events throughout the year. No experience of drama is necessary and full training will be provided.

Additionally, a group of volunteers have transformed the historic signal box at Scruton Station from storage space into a pop-up café aptly named Percy’s Refreshment Room after the former piggery at the station. This has proved so successful they are now looking for additional volunteers to help run it.

Wensleydale Railway’s Rachael Roberts said: “This is a great opportunity for people to get involved with the railway and help us to bring its history to life. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, approachable, confident in a busy public environment and are able to volunteer on a regular basis.”

Anyone interested in volunteering for costume interpretation work or in the new café can contact volunteer co-ordinator Connor Lagus, on 01677 425805 or via