Events relevant to the Barton line

The following events have been scheduled, but can be subject to change, so do check again before setting out.  The asterix (*) denotes FBL involvement or event; non members are welcome to these unless stated otherwise.




Sunday 18th August *

Group ride on the 09:58 train from Cleethorpes to Barton to mark the start of the (now postponed) Barton line's transfer from the Northern Railway to the East Midlands Railway franchise followed by a light lunch at the Wilderspoon cafe in Queen Street.  No need to book; just come along, everyone welcome.


Sunday 8th September *

Group lunch to mark the end of the Summer Sunday service from 12 noon at the Barrow Haven inn.  As the first train from Cleethorpes arrives at 10:44 and the first from Barton at 11:10, members might like to enjoy a stroll along the Humber bank (with good views of the bridge and the skyline of Hull) and ogle the birds at the nature reserve before the meal.  Seating on Sundays at the acclaimed inn is not reservable and the menu is a choice of roasts.


Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway Rail Ale and Blues Festival.


Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd September

Barton Heritage Open Days Festival; details from Historic Barton on Facebook.


Wednesday 18th September *

FBL committee meeting from 7pm at the No. 1 inn at Cleethorpes station.


Friday 27th September *

Lions on the Line and Rotary on the Rails visiting pubs along the Barton line at Stallingborough, Ulceby and Habrough.  The train departs Barton at 5.55pm and returns at 9.55pm.  No need to book; just come along.  Normal train fares apply, everyone welcome.  Optional meet at the White Swan beforehand for a drink and/or a meal.


Tuesday 5th November

Barton Lions' Bonfire Night in Baysgarth Park; open from 5.30pm, with bonfire lit at 6.15pm.


Thursday 14th November

Rob Foxon's acclaimed Railways Remembered film show featuring archive footage on cinematic film at the Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes.  Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets £7.00 at the door or £6.50 from Classic Models at 138 Grimsby Road.  Further information from 0116 289 0531.  (Prices to be confirmed.)


Wednesday 20th November *

FBL committee meeting at the Sloop inn in Barton from 8pm.  Optional meal from 6pm.


Friday 29th November to Monday 2nd December *

FBL group outing to the Christmas markets in Cologne.  Further details from


Saturday 30th November

Barton Christmas Festival from 12 noon.