New History Board for Saxmundham Station

A new information board has been unveiled which details the history of Saxmudham station. The board contains information about the development of the railway and the history of the station building, including its role in the Second World War up to the present day when the building was extensively refurbished after a fire in 2018.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership funded the initiative which was the idea of Sally Ford; Sally is one of the station’s volunteer adopters and has taken in keen interest in its history.

The board was kindly installed by Greater Anglia on an external wall of the station building near the centre entrance to the Ipswich-bound platform.

Community Rail Officer, Thalia Rushmore, said, “We wanted to provide some interesting information about the history of the station to help connect people with it and provide some insight into the role it has played in the town through the years.”

Greater Anglia’s Community and Customer Engagement Manager, Alan Neville, said, “Many of our rail station buildings hail from the Victorian era and have a great deal of heritage and history, the knowledge of which could be lost to time without great community projects like this, which are helping to remind people of the important role the railway has played in the development of our region’s town and villages.
“I’d like to thank the Community Rail Partnership and the adopters at the station for facilitating this project.”