Launch of History Board at South Woodhams Ferrers

12 February 2019

After fifteen months of planning South Woodham Ferrers now has a new heritage history board depicting the history of the Crouch Valley Line with special reference to South Woodham Ferrers. This has been a community project with support from South Woodham Ferrers Town Council, The Village Group, The station adopters, local primary schools and led by Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail

Peter Wyatt  the Mayor of South Woodham Ferrers unveiled the boards  on Tuesday 5th February. The three double side boards display the history of Crouch Valley Line, John Frankland from South Woodham Ferrers local history society worked tirelessly to produce the content for the boards. The project also entailed working with local children from Woodham’s primary schools, Woodville Primary was the first school to participate. ESSCRP worked with year 3 pupils who following a rail safety  talk produced art work for the reverse side of the boards. Collingwood and Elmwood Schools have also to participate in this project.

The project was funded by ESSCRP, South Woodham Ferrers Town Council, local charity group The Village Group and ACORP and supported by the stations adopter group led by Bob Barnes.

The  boards  provide a great  link between the  station and the town and are full of interesting information, which makes the station a  great start to exploring the town



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