Open Meetings



 Planning Meeting

Wednesday 14 March 2018

7.30pm at The Globe Inn

Middle Street,  Misterton

TA18 8LX







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Crewkerne Station Needs Friends

In today's economic climate, South West Trains are likely to continue to reduce the level of customer service available at all stations in order to save money. This will have serious effects on people's perceptions of public transport, and will ultimately lead to fewer people using public transport unless local people provide some Station viewhelp with facilities. We need your help – to set up a group of friends of Crewkerne Station we need a number of volunteers who are prepared to spend some time on the station on a regular basis.

Activities that the volunteers are expected to consider doing include:

  • Regularly visit the station and fill in the Station Survey Form
  • Alert South West Trains to any damage, vandalism or disrepair
  • Suggest improvements and ideas for the overall benefit of customers using the station
  • Litter pick ups
  • Plant provision and tending
  • Publicity distribution
  • Grass Cutting
  • Fundraising for equipment and materials

This is not an exhaustive list. Other ideas will be considered by the group and by South West Trains.



 Crewkerne Station Signal Box

 warship diesel passing crewkerne box in the mid 60s.  photographer unknown   then and now159104 on14.19 waterloo service 15-10-2016



Michael Frackiewicz , a Friend of the station, found the original sign for the signal box and arranged a re-enactment this week.


Photo 1 shows a view of the signal box with sign in place taken around 1964/65 showing a Warship diesel on a London bound express train. The signal man is the late Fred Gibbs.(photographer unknown)

Photo 2 shows a view of the signal box with the sign temporarily re-united with the signal box by Tony Reese and Sue Frackiewicz some 50 years later. Unit 159104 departing with 14-19 stopping train to Waterloo. 15th October 2015.


Mike says

The two photos clearly show some of the many changes at Crewkerne station over those 50 years ie: motive power, single track, platform extension, chimney stacks on station building etc.




New Paint


Friends of Crewkerne Station have been busy renewing the paintwork on the Pumphouse door while the weather is good. The Station Thursday Volunteers use the old Pump House for storage and a meeting place.

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The Friends of the station thought it was a bit unsightly with the old paint peeling off and the new paint will protect it during the winter months. The photo shows Mike Frackiewicz and John Coleshill after they scraped down the old paint and applied the undercoat.



We have found and returned the upholstered seat to the Waiting Room




New tubs outside the station




The roadworks at the the entrance are now finished

roadworks finished north  roadworks finished south

 The roadworks at the entrance have now finished - there is better visibility and two clearly-marked bus stops with shelters, but there is still much to do to make the approach road safe and suitable.




We are delighted that some of the annuals seeds that Gail scattered have grown in spite of poor germination weather.




A new noticeboard for FOCS


John put up a notice board for us in the waiting room



BT painted the telephone box

with a lovely golden crown - doesn't it look good!


New Planters supplied and maintained by The Friends of Crewkerne Station

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