Friday, 25 September 2009

Interview with St Albans Signal Box Preservation Trust

Hi everyone,

On the show today we heard from Keith Webster of the St Albans Signal Box Preservation Trust. This organisation has renovated and restored the signal box near St Albans City station from what was a very run down building.

In 2002, a group of people decided to do something about the run down grade II listed building, and restoration work started in 2006. It's now fully restored and open to the public. It's next open on Sunday this week from 2pm - 5pm and can be found on Ridgmont Road which is just by the car park at platform 4 of the city station. The trust will be giving signalling demonstrations, where you can help change the signals and ring the signal box bells! You can see the box in action in old movies, and view an interesting variety of old signalling equipment in the museum, or you can just have a cup of tea and stroll around the garden! Entrance is free.

If you would like more information on the Trust, go to www.sigbox.co.uk. If you would like to join the Trust, which now has 150 members, membership details are on the website. As a member you can help out at the 'working day' held on the 2nd Sunday of each month.


Have a great weekend!

Neil

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