The poem currently on platform 1 is ‘Transported’ by Hannah Headden, Beth’s granddaughter.
Hannah wrote the poem on a train back home from London to Edinburgh. She says that the poem is about that particular journey that she has done many, many times, as well as the things that tie you to a specific place, and what it’s like to deal with the idea of your ‘home’ changing to a new location.
By kind permission of East Midlands Trains, both platforms at the station have a poem displayed. We are grateful to East Midlands Trains for donating the cost of the display noticeboard and fixing the poems.
Beth came to Belper by train as her late husband had worked for British Railways for many years and rail travel was always her first choice.