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The Lost Railway Boards Declared OPEN

On Friday 19th April a celebration opening of the Lost Railway history boards took place. After a promise of rain the weather Gods were kind, and the sun shone instead ! The ribbon was cut by Stephen Cranford, the presenter of a series of films being created about the bygone age of the railways and titled Tracing the Rails. Russell Barnes, the initiator of the project, delivered a short speech of thanks to all who have been involved, including the superb graphics designer, Michael Bissett-Powell.. Amongst those present at the Opening were representatives from the two sponsors: – South Downs National Park and the Community Rail Network; some of the committee members who were responsible for bringing this project to fruition and District Councillors. Following the ribbon cutting, all adjourned to St Mary’s House & Gardens to drink a toast to this superb achievement.

Stephen Cranford cutting the ribbon, with Russell Barnes watching. Picture by kind permission of Tracing the Rails.

Guests present at the Celebration.. Picture by kind permission of the Shoreham Herald