East Yorkshire Railway Stations is Peter Tuffrey's last book in the Yorkshire Stations series which began over a year ago, providing an A to Z list of railway stations in the area. A fair proportion of East Yorkshire stations were designed by G. T. Andrews, and we see some of the architect's more ambitious designs here, particularly when looking at Stamford Bridge and Nafferton stations. Some have even become listed buildings affording future generations a glimpse into the splendour of Victorian railway station architecture. A sizeable batch of pictures was provided by Alan Young and Nick Catford - two stalwarts of the Disused Stations website. These include many taken by the late John Mann. Naturally, stations were lost with Beeching's closure of branch lines and their fate then became uncertain. Some have survived intact, others been altered sensitively or rendered completely unrecognisable, and the remainder have been lost completely and their sites redeveloped. In this book numbering over 220 images we see them illustrated in both their glory and their decline.
Peter Tuffrey was born in Doncaster in 1953. He studied Fine Art at Doncaster College of Art from 1970 to 1971 and then at Leeds University until 1974. He held the position of Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 1975-1995, was a freelance writer 1995-2000 and PR Media Consultant for Doncaster Rovers 2000-2002. He was Area Manager for the Music Ground Group of Companies 2003-2010. He is now working as a freelance writer. In his spare time, he has built up a massive photographic archive of the region's towns and villages. With this he has produced over fifty publications. He has also written many articles for local and regional newspapers. He lives in Doncaster.