Back to the 50s at Perranwell


Perranwell station on the Truro – Falmouth Maritime Line has gone back to the 50s with brand new replica heritage signage from the period.

The chocolate and cream British Railways Western Region signs were one of the aspirations of the very active Friends of Perranwell Station, following in the footsteps of their counterparts two stations down the line at Penmere.  GWR kindly agreed to the installation at both stations.

Over the last few years, the Friends of Perranwell Station have, among other things, transformed the planters at the station, restored and repainted the cast iron Victorian large station nameboard (known as a “running-in board”) and organised a decorative commemoration of the centenary of the ending of WW1.

The signs were provided by Parc Signs of St Austell and Trackside of Derby thanks to funding organised by the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership.  This included a grant from the Community Rail Development Fund, a joint initiative of the Department for Transport and ACoRP, the Association of Community Rail Partnerships.