Bat & Ball Station Website Launch
Published: 31 August 2018
Sevenoaks Town Council (STC) secured a £755,600 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant towards the refurbishment of the Bat & Ball Station Building, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.
The Bat & Ball Station Building is a Victorian property constructed in 1862. It was the first station in Sevenoaks and used by Queen Victoria when visiting Knole. It has been boarded up since 1991 and gradually deteriorated.
To encourage people to learn more about the heritage of the building several events and activities such as talks, tours of the station building, and art workshops will be delivered over the coming months. To engage the local community in the project there will also be several volunteering opportunities including working with local schools.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new website for Bat & Ball Station http://www.batandballstation.com/. Initially we will be using the website as a platform to keep the public up to date with the restoration of the Station building - you can see images of the ‘work in progress’ -and to inform people about a variety of talks, workshops and events taking place over the coming months, as part of the HLF activity plan. You can also learn about the history of this Victorian building and even post your own memories linked to the station.
The restored building is due to open at the beginning of 2019 and the website will include news about the café, local produce for sale, booking information for the function rooms and links to train timetables. There will also be volunteering opportunities and other ways to get involved with the restoration project.