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Friends of Wareham Railway Station work hard to ensure the station is kept tidy, beautiful and works for the benefit of the local community. From flower troughs to litter picks their activities are tireless. Most recently they oversaw the commission and installation of an illustrative ‘Welcome to Wareham’ sign at the entrance to Wareham Station. Showcasing all that is great about the station and local area the sign is a great addition to the station. The installation of the sign was celebrated with an official unveiling by the mayor of Wareham, Cllr Keith Green, with artist Cliff Towler in attendance.

Beryl Ezzard, Chair of the Friends of Wareham Railway Station said, “I would like to thank SWR, Wareham Town Council, the Purbeck Rail Partnership, Swanage Railway, all sponsors, supporters and especially our members and volunteers for the dedicated effort these past ten years in tirelessly keeping up the good work to keep the station looking tidy and beautiful; well done; you are a credit to the town – praise shown from the local community and tourists says it all.”

A fantastic example of the work volunteers can achieve as station adopters the sign welcomes visitors to the station and guides them onto the sites of Wareham.

If you want more information on joining the Friends of Wareham Railway Station volunteers contact Beryl Ezzard. The group meet regularly on the second Sunday of every month 10am – 12pm.

Photo Credit, Andrew P.M. Wright

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