Writer draws on Crowland rail memories for new play



An award-winning novelist and playwright has drawn on her grandparents’ experiences of living and working near Crowland for her next project.
Julie Mayhew, who won The Sidewise Best-Long Form Alternate History Award last year for her second novel The Big Lie, has written a new stage adaptation of the classic children’s novel, The Railway Children.
However, although Julie’s version is set in 1960s Peterborough, the author also looked to her grandfather’s experiences while working at the former Postland Rail Station in Crowland, where the line closed in 1982.
Julie said: “The research I did... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 22
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