Ambition comes to fruition

According to colleagues, the late Mansel Williams, the previous chair of Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust, was the driving force behind saving Shrewsbury’s Abbey Station for the community and opening it to the public… so he’d be thrilled to know that Abbey Station is now open between 10am and 3pm every Tuesday.
David Morris, the Trust’s director, explains, “It was his original ideas, energy and sheer determination that saved the building for the community, supported by other volunteers and directors of the Trust, including our current chairman Terence Turpin and archivist David Giddins, who both remain actively involved.”
The Station, also a former WWII air raid protection shelter, is home to some fascinating artefacts, and the original waiting room and station master’s office remain so the public can see what a small Victorian rural railway station looked like… down to the resplendent replica Victorian loo!
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