On Friday, 21st February we held an event at Edenbridge Town station to mark a new partnership with the Eden Valley museum. Local residents, volunteers and trustees from the museum, the Town Council, Community Rail staff and volunteers, ACoRP, Southern staff, including our VIP guest Angie Doll, Southern’s managing director came along to help us celebrate.
This very active museum, located in an historic building in the High Street had originally asked for their own dedicated notice board to publicise events, walks and talks, we were happy to oblige but wanted to do something bigger and better. In partnership with the museum photographs from their collection were worked into a display by museum volunteers and now decorate the ticket hall.
Faces and places from the past form the display including the staff from the old Edenbridge (Top) station, proudly posing with their station dog. They are of particular interest to us as an image of William Gray, a past station master also takes pride of place in the station window.
The project was funded by a grant from GTR and organised by Joan Varley of the Eden Valley Museum. The artwork was enhanced and printed by our good friend and supporter Graham Upton.