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Chasewater Railway Museum – A New Acquisition

Chasewater Railway Museum 

A New Acquisition

Refurbished outdoor-type bench given to the railway by Mr.George Clark in memory of his wife, Christine.  There are no makers’ marks on the bench, but it may have been on the London, Tilbury and Southend Line at some point. This bench will replace the one which has been on the platform for some years and will now be refurbished by the same man who refurbished the bench in the museum, courtesy of Godfrey and Marion’s Bench Fund. When completed, this bench will be found a home inside at one of the stations.

A very nice inscription on the plaque

‘Look for me in rainbows’




Chasewater Railway Museum – Bench refurbishment

Museum Bench refurbishment

One of the Museum exhibits is an old Railway Station waiting room bench.

This is a North Staffordshire Railway item, purchased from a sale in Stoke-on-Trent in the 1960s


Having seen heavy use over the many years of its life, the fabric covering was badly worn, exposing the horsehair filling.


Using the money generated from the ” bench fund” table situated outside the museum room, the bench has been recovered and re sprung.

Bench Recovered

Photo’s by Chasewater Stuff & Oakparkrunner.

An excellent job was carried out by Steve Wade, a local Upholsterer, who has a workshop at the rear of 59 High Street Walsall Wood WS9 9LR.

Steve can be contacted on 07903337000, or at Stephen.wade@sky.com, and he will be pleased to quote for any upholstery work. Details and photo’s of Steve’s work can be found on his website http://www.stevewade.biz/