Burnham-On-Sea railway signal box


Burnham-On-Sea Railway Heritage Group have completed their project to install a replica railway signal box near to the site of the original in the town’s Old Station Approach and it is now available to hire.

The organisation has given the signal box to Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and it is now available for hire for charity groups or businesses to display or sell their wares.

The rates are £10 per day for charities, and £20 per day for businesses.

Residents at the recent opening of the replica Burnham-On-Sea railway signal box
Residents at the recent opening of the replica Burnham-On-Sea railway signal box

 

The new railway signal box, which has been funded by fundraising and a National Lottery grant, was launched in September  and is one of several rail-themed items installed in recent years. the

In recent years, other railway items installed in Burnham include a set of railway buffers, a station name board, a signal, information board, and a rail-themed weather vane.

Burnham-On-Sea's Mayor and Mayoress were the first visitors to the railway signal box on launch day
Burnham-On-Sea’s Mayor and Mayoress were the first visitors to the railway signal box on launch day

 

“It’s hoped that the new signal box will be used as a pop-up shop selling charity or community group items such as tombola tickets, theatre tickets, programmes, flags, poppy wreaths, wood turning items, cards, crafts, paintings, portraits, books and games,” said a spokesperson.

Those interested should contact Burnham and Highbridge Town Council on 01278 788088.

Burnham-On-Sea Railway Heritage Group members have overseen the introduction of the replica signal box
Burnham-On-Sea Railway Heritage Group members have overseen the introduction of the replica signal box

 

The council has placed several terms and conditions on the use of the signal box. These are that the key for the signal box is to be collected from the Town Council Offices during office hours and returned as soon as practicably possible at the end of the hire period.

Items on the inventory list from the signal box must not be removed, the facilities must be left secure, no candles or naked flames are allowed. Any damage, breakages or faults must be reported to the council. There is no electric or heat supply available.