When time came to a sudden stand still at Market Rasen Station, one of the town’s charitable groups stepped in to get things moving again.
Market Rasen Lions has presented a new clock to Market Rasen Station Adoption Group (SAG) after the previous one stopped working.
At first it was thought the clock had been struck by lightning, but SAG secretary Martin Barnard gave a more mundane reason for the clock’s demise.
“Sadly the ‘lightning’ story is not true,” said Mr Barnard.
“It was nothing more than part of the mechanism rusting away after five years of exposure to the elements.”
And the sudden loss of the platform timepiece was immediately noticed by the passengers.
“Even after an absence of a few days we were getting quizzed by passengers as to where ‘their clock’ had gone and they were relieved to hear the Lions had kindly offered to provide a replacement,” added SAG Chairman Brian Oxborrow.
“A big thank goes to the Lions for their support.”
And the Lions were pleased to be able to help.
“This as an opportunity to work with SAG in their efforts to maintain the station and keep it well presented for community use,” said Lion President Alastair Upton.