Rare railway sign up for auction
Anthony CarrollA misspelt part of Great Yarmouth's railway hey day could fetch up to �1,000 at an auction for train enthusiasts.Anthony Carroll
A misspelt part of Great Yarmouth's railway hey day could fetch up to �1,000 at an auction for train enthusiasts.
The British Railways Eastern Region blue enamel sign points the way to the town's Vauxhall and South Town railway stations.
Its auction in Stafford may cause Yarmouth residents to scratch their heads in confusion as they have grown up knowing that the South Town area of the resort should be one word - Southtown.
The station opened in 1859 and closed in 1970. It is now the site of some large stores and a garage off Station Road.
You may also want to watch:
Auctioneers Railwayana Auctioneers, of Gloucestershire, said that so far four people had expressed an interest in the direction sign, including someone in Norwich.
Normally an enamel sign would fetch about �500 but because the 28in by 13in sign is rare and in excellent condition it could go for about �1,000.
- 1 Ex-Canaries striker seals Championship move
- 2 Ghosts of business past: Empty shop units for rent for £100,000
- 3 Revealed: How much to rent former high street store
- 4 Revealed: New Anglia Square talks take place
- 5 New bid to limit city centre offices being turned into flats
- 6 New hotel could 'destroy character of Norwich Lanes'
- 7 Big screen unveiled in pub garden for England's Auld Enemy clash
- 8 'Dull as dishwater' - Fans in Norwich pub react to draw
- 9 Community shock after teenager knocked unconscious as robbers steal trainers
- 10 Have you visited any of these 'haunted' ruins in Norwich?
The sign is one of 300 lots of railway memorabilia up for auction at the St Leonards Social Club in St Leonard's Avenue, Stafford on Saturday.
For more information call 01242 620020 or visit www.railwayana.com