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Northern volunteers restore railway memorials

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Volunteers at Poppleton station have restored two historical memorials to former railway workers and returned them to their former glory.

Benches bearing plaques commemorating signalers, who had worked close to the station, had become rotten and worn down over the 40 years since they were originally installed.

However, a team of five volunteers from the Friends of Poppleton Station group intervened to save the historic memorials so they would not be lost for future generations.

With the help of property management service ISS, they have installed two new benches that now bear the original plaques and retain pride of place at the station.

Kerry Peters, regional director at Northern, said: “It is important that we cherish heritage assets like these, and I am so pleased they have been given a new lease of life.

“I’d like to thank our volunteers for their hard work on this project and for the hours they spend looking after Poppleton station.”

Image credit: Northern

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