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Interpretation Boards

The WC&P Railway Group is erecting Interpretation Boards along the route of the railway. So far four have been erected, listed below in order of installation. More will be installed as funds are available.

The Group has always had an objective of promoting an awareness of the heritage of the railway to the general public. Until now there has been no signage of any description over the fourteen mile length of the railway to acknowledge that the railway ever existed.


The first board was unveiled by John Penrose, MP on Friday 9 Dec 2011 at the site of Ashcombe Road station.

This signage was part funded by Colonel Stephens Society.

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In addition, permission was obtained from North Somerset Council to erect signage to mark the route of the railway there by naming the footpath/lane which runs along the old track bed as ‘Colonel Stephens Way’ and two signs were installed at the same time as the board.  


This board, alongside Wyndham Way opposite the White Lion (now Old Mill), was unveiled on Tuesday 29 October 2013 by Jemma Cooper, BBC local TV presenter. This board was funded by Portishead in Bloom and Portishead Town Council.

The frame and panel have deteriorated badly and a new one is on order but is delayed by the coronavirus situation.

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This board – erected alongside the Conservative (Constitutional) Club – was unveiled by Jemma Cooper, BBC local TV presenter, on Weds 11 June 2014. The board was part funded by a grant from Clevedon Town Council.

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This board at the site of Worle station was unveiled on Weds 21 October 2015 by Richard Wyatt, former local ITV presenter and Worle resident. This board was funded jointly with Worle History Society.

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Ebdon Lane area:

This board in the vicinity of Ebdon Lane was unveiled on Fri 14 Sept 2018 by WC&P Railway author Christopher Redwood. It was funded entirely by WC&P Railway Group.

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