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Saturday, 22 March 2014

The Settle Arrows Signs Reborn

These quirky signs have been features of Settle station for at least four, maybe five decades.   They have been much photographed too.   Almost every book about the Settle-Carlisle line has featured them.   They had become dilapidated and frankly unsightly.   They needed to be restored and volunteer joiner Ged Pinder jumped at the job.
 Here are the new signs, now made in hardwood and marine ply.   The faded picture of Settle town hall has been replaced with a glorious Dales scene, courtesy of Rachel Griffiths and ImageRail.
Quirky or not, countless numbers of people have posed in front of the arrows for souvenir photographs.   

Altogether a splendid effort by FoSCL and its volunteers.

The only sour note came when the remains of the old signs were taken to the council tip to re-cycle the wood responsibly.   They were rejected as they 'came from the station and are classed as trade waste'.   

We burned them.   

The Big Society has yet to reach Craven District.

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