Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bishop's Castle Railway weighbridge to be restored

Good news from the Shropshire Star:
The Bishop's Castle Railway Society has started work on the weighbridge building with plans to turn it into a community hub for public use. 
Originally built in 1865, the building is situated in the yard of Charles Ransford & Sons timber, and was home to railway offices and a weighbridge facility. 
Plans have been drawn up to preserve the weighbridge mechanism and restore the building as near to its original state as possible.
I blogged about the railway society's plans a year ago. They are now coming to fruition thanks to a grant from the heritage lottery fund.

Judging by the photo in the Shropshire Star today, the site has already been tidied up since I was there last.

Your move, Gumley.

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