The Save Shirley’s Signal Box campaign has been launched to try and save the historic ex GWR signal box on Shirley station in the West Midlands.
Lib Dem MP, Lorely Burt and local residents have launched the campaign to save the 100-year-old signal box which is due to be demolished as part of a Network Rail restructure.
Commenting, Lorely Burt said, “Many local people have told me how much they value this piece of local heritage.”
Lorely has asked Network Rail to delay the demolition which is scheduled for 22nd October whilst alternative options are considered, including relocating the signal box to Tyseley Locomotive Works or housing a small business in the building.
Local resident and enthusiast Hilary Walker has volunteered to maintain the lovely floral displays at the front of the signal box herself.
Incidentally, it is not a mistake that this categorised under the London Midland Region, this area was transferred to the LMR when the regions were reorganised into geographical areas in 1963.
You can show your support for the Save Shirley’s Signal Box campaign by signing the petition at the link below.
Show your support: http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/shirleysignalbox