Knighton Railway Signalman

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  1. Kaytem

    Kaytem New Member

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    Hi there,
    Does anyone know how I can get information about a Railway Signalman who worked at Knighton on the wales/england border in the 1960s?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Hi Kaytem, welcome.
    We have our very own Knighton specialist on board. I’m sure he will be along shortly. He might be your best bet. He is rather knowledgeable on anything ‘Knighton’.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    Hi Kaytem, I'm not sure how you would find someone who worked on the railway around that time. There is a group on Facebook called 'Knighton & District Memories' someone on there may actually know the person you are searching for, they are a pretty knowledgeable lot and there have been many discussions on the railway. I'll add a link to the page:-
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    I did some research on the Knighton Railway but mine only goes as far as 1938 and is mostly from Censuses and newspapers.
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    https://terrydrayton.wixsite.com/knighton/knighton-railway
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Is it just his work history you are after or him personally?
     
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    Thank you so much for the prompt replies. I was hoping to find a photo of the signal box and maybe the signalman. I think he’s a distant relative, but not managed to trace all the links yet. My dad who is v elderly and not so well is mad about train stuff, so I was looking for something with a link to interest him. He loves old photos. Will certainly try the Knighton memories link. Many thanks.
     
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    TNA have some railway employment records but only until 1956. However, their page gives helpful advice on where you might get them from.
     
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    Oooerrr @Kaytem that well known online auction site who's name begins with E has a photo of a Knighton signal box from 1976 for sale.
     
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    Thank you so much Blackmogs. I’ll get onto it .... K x
     
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    Just bought the photo for £2.25! You are a complete star. Thank you x
     
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    Hehe amazing what Mr Google turns up from time to time. :p:D:D:D:D
     
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