The day the railway returned to village
THE latest in our series of photographs from days gone by in the region depicts the return of the railway to Templecombe.
Volunteers can be seen putting the finishing touches to the station platform.
The work took place ahead of the return of service to the village in September 1983.
The army of volunteers, included councillors, boys on probation and prisoners from Guys Marsh.
They lifted and relayed all of the paving slabs on the platform, dug trenches for electric cables and installed lights, fences and signs.
The community workforce had just seven weeks to complete the work before the station reopened on October 3.
The picture formed part of the Templecombe Railway Exhibition which took place on Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of the station.
Do you have memories of using Templecombe railway station after it was reopened?
To share them contact reporter Stephen Davy-Osborne on 01935 709733 or e-mail stephen.davyosborne @westgaz.co.uk