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

NumberHESFM:1977.1416.6
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date22.3.1882
KeywordsHelston 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 Coinagehall Street with the words "Success to the Helston Railway" - "Welcome" - "Fish, Tin and Copper" - "One and All" - "Prosperity to the Trade of Helston" - "Union is Strength". Both sides of the street are lined with trees and groups of people are standing on the pavement, road and archway. The railway opened nearly 5 years later in May 1887.