The sadly neglected corner of Main Street and the Tan Yard is the site of the former Railway Inn. 1833 built as a booking office for the Leicester and Swannington Railway, passengers had to then walk a little over half a mile from the boarding point at the top of the Incline. 1846 the Midland Railway extended the railway to Burton on Trent and built a new station near the present day Station Inn. The Railway Inn continued as a public house It claims to be the last inn in the midlands to have a "Bull Ring and Peg" game in the bar. 1929 Alfred Wheatley sold the Railway, together with an adjoining cottage, to Bass and Company Ltd for £885, it was delicensed and let as a private house 1946 sold again 1958 demolished
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