Old railway sign to go under the hammer
- Credit: Diss Auction Rooms
A piece of Norfolk's railway history is about to go under the hammer.
A sign, from the former Aylsham South station, is to be auctioned off at TW Gaze's Diss Auction Rooms.
Elizabeth Talbot, director, said the town once had two stations - Aylsham North and Aylsham South - with the former served by Midland and Great Northern joint railways (M&GN) and the latter operating trains for London North Eastern Railway (LNER).
Mrs Talbot said the bygone success of the railway lines reflected changing social trends, the booming popularity of holidays at fashionable eastern seaside resorts, and the impact of the two world wars on travel.
She said: "The rise and fall of the fortunes of these companies and the lines their trains ran on is a fascinating topic for study."
You may also want to watch:
She said TW Gaze's own qualified steam train driver, auctioneer and railwayana specialist, Dan Woods, was "very excited" to be overseeing the marketing of the sign.
The auction will be on May 27.
- 1 Body found in search for missing 87-year-old Margaret Smith
- 2 'I can't carry it' - Shock as plant starts growing eight inches a day
- 3 WATCH: 'Selfish' drug-driver ploughs into police detective's vehicle
- 4 Norfolk man who had sexual relationship with teen jailed
- 5 Two Norfolk businesses star in TV show
- 6 Fly-tipper travelled from Welsh border to dump in Norfolk
- 7 Aldi planning four new stores in Norfolk
- 8 The Range confirms new store at former Outfit on retail park
- 9 Funeral held for much loved windsurfer after body found in Sweden
- 10 Man charged with attempted murder after serious Norwich assault