Redruth area puzzle.
Photographs by Jacob Hampson and Roger Winnen
We've recently found a photo of my uncle in his signal box. Since he was rarely photographed we were wondering if it might have been taken on his last day of service -- we think he got some kind of redundancy payment, so might have retired early.
Since his 44-year service certificate is dated 5th October 1968, is it possible the box might have closed at that time?
Anyway, we thought the photo/scan might be of interest even if nobody recognises the box!!
Best, Geoff Thanks Geoff.
Now all you 'budding detectives', take a look at the picture below - can you help? The signal seen through the window may help - it is a pity that 'Uncle' blocks more of the view.
I thought this one would be of interest to you.
A train at Axminster gates xing when it was still single line and the old signal box still in situ. When I was at Axminster we used it for shelter
if we were manually operating the barriers when their was a failure.
Cheers JOHN C.