Great Yarmouth railway sign fetches �2,200 at auction

Anthony CarrollA British Railways sign pointing out Great Yarmouth's former South Town and Vauxhall stations has fetched �2,200 at an auction.The blue enamel Eastern Region sign went under the hammer at Gloucestershire auctioneers Railwayana Auctioneers on Friday.Anthony Carroll

A British Railways sign pointing out Great Yarmouth's former South Town and Vauxhall stations has fetched �2,200 at an auction.

The blue enamel Eastern Region sign went under the hammer at Gloucestershire auctioneers Railwayana Auctioneers on Friday.

It was hoped that the sign would auction for about �1,000.

The sign is unusual as South Town is spelt out in two words when residents of the town have grown up knowing it should only be one word with no gaps - Southtown.


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'South Town' station opened in 1859 as a terminus for the East Suffolk Railway line from London and then served passengers travelling to Lowestoft. It closed in 1970.

Yarmouth's Vauxhall station was built in a terminus for the Yarmouth and Norwich line in 1844 and is now known to commuters as Yarmouth railway station.

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