HOLDING THE LINE - Saturday - 14th at 6.30PM
How Britain's railways were saved
a talk by Richard Faulkner.
Our speaker, Lord Faulkner of Worcester, as well as a distinguished political career, has had a lifelong interest in railways, holding several key posts including President of the Railway Heritage Association.
Query from Rosemary Haines
Signalman, Baldhu Box, Truro, 16.10.48
This inspired me to Google Baldhu Signal Box which led me to the Cornwall Railway Society. I would be intrigued to know a) if Signalman Henty is still alive and b) if this kitchenette might have been a useful tea-brewing addition inside the signal box!
(Mrs) Rosemary Haines
Dear Rosemary - Thanks for your e-mail- I will post your query on our website - maybe somebody may know of Mr. Hendy? I see from Tony Cookes records that the box opened on the 21st September 1938 and closed 10th March 1957. Mr Hendy's date 1948 is 71 years ago.- if he was say 20 then he would be 91 now. CAN ANYBODY HELP PLEASE.
Traffic no longer carried by rail.
"Attested Livestock" had passed three consecutive T.B. tests (Tony Hill will correct me if I'm wrong). Who on the railway now could be trusted to do the milking?
The milk tank label was reversible for the return empty.
Very interesting Colin, many thanks for a look into your collection.