During the period of World War 1 our Steam Railway ran beyond Bolton Abbey and connected with Ilkley, Otley and Leeds as well as Skipton.
After the War and over a period of time demobbed soldiers were given railway warrants in order to return to their home towns. They didn’t all return at once but when it was known a number would be due back on a certain train, then residents would gather at the station to welcome them back.
You may have heard of the Skipton Academy students who re-enacted the departure to war from Settle station in 2014, and gained many plaudits for their performance including at the latest Grassington Festival. These performances went under the title of Tunstill’s Men. The teacher in charge of those performances has undertaken to have a group of his students re-enact the return by train of the soldiers.