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 The next meeting will be the

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 7 November  2018

7.30pm 

in Crewkerne Town Hall Meeting Room

 

 


 

 

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Crewkerne Station Needs Friends

Friends of Crewkerne

We exist to support South Western Railway in maintaining the appearance of the station, particularly by planting tubs and flowers. 

We monitor the state of the environment and advise on improvements and maintenanStation viewce. 

We also act as a campaigning group to improve facilities and services.

We work with other local groups, particularly the Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership (blackmorevaletrains.com/) and SERUG - the Salisbury to Exeter Rail User Group (serug.co.uk)

 

 


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 Our volunteers weeding and clearing the bottom of the bank - keeping weeds away from the platform


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Our visit to the Network Ral Training Centre in Basingstoke


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We've won an award!

Our Chairman and Secretary Tony Reese and Gail Coleshill

with Richard Kempton from South Western Railway presenting the Blackmore Vale Community Partnership Award for the best use of Home-made decorations in the Christmas decorations


 

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Our Christmas Tree in Crewkerne Church also won an award as the most popular tree (shared)


 

 Crewkerne Station Signal Box

 warship diesel passing crewkerne box in the mid 60s.  photographer unknown   then and now159104 on14.19 waterloo service 15-10-2016

 

 

Michael Frackiewicz , a Friend of the station, found the original sign for the signal box and arranged a re-enactment this week.

 

Photo 1 shows a view of the signal box with sign in place taken around 1964/65 showing a Warship diesel on a London bound express train. The signal man is the late Fred Gibbs.(photographer unknown)

Photo 2 shows a view of the signal box with the sign temporarily re-united with the signal box by Tony Reese and Sue Frackiewicz some 50 years later. Unit 159104 departing with 14-19 stopping train to Waterloo. 15th October 2015.

 

Mike says

The two photos clearly show some of the many changes at Crewkerne station over those 50 years ie: motive power, single track, platform extension, chimney stacks on station building etc.

 


 

 

New Paint

 

Friends of Crewkerne Station have been busy renewing the paintwork on the Pumphouse door while the weather is good. The Station Thursday Volunteers use the old Pump House for storage and a meeting place.

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The Friends of the station thought it was a bit unsightly with the old paint peeling off and the new paint will protect it during the winter months. The photo shows Mike Frackiewicz and John Coleshill after they scraped down the old paint and applied the undercoat.

 


 





We have found and returned the upholstered seat to the Waiting Room

     

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New tubs outside the station

 

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The roadworks at the the entrance are now finished

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 The roadworks at the entrance have now finished - there is better visibility and two clearly-marked bus stops with shelters, but there is still much to do to make the approach road safe and suitable.

 

 

 


We are delighted that some of the annuals seeds that Gail scattered have grown in spite of poor germination weather.

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A new noticeboard for FOCS

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John put up a notice board for us in the waiting room

 

 


BT painted the telephone box

with a lovely golden crown - doesn't it look good!

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New Planters supplied and maintained by The Friends of Crewkerne Station

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