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Archway Celebrating Construction of the Railway to Helston, 22 March 1882

NumberHESFM:1977.1416.1
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date22.3.1882
KeywordsHelston Church Street Transport Rail Events
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

Archway erected to celebrate the start of construction of the railway to Helston on 22nd March 1882. The archway is in Church Street with the words "May Trade Increase" and "Progression". A large group of people are standing underneath the archway and a gentleman is standing in the doorway of Martyn's shop. The railway opened nearly 5 years later in May 1887.