Signal box was shed, now twitchers hide

The BBC report on this Signal box that has had many lives.

A Victorian railway signal box which closed more than 40 years ago has been given a new lease of life as a hide for bird watchers.

Until recently it was used as a garden shed in Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys, but needed a £10,000 restoration.

Cameras will be fitted to nest boxes so birdwatchers can watch from the hide.

Built in 1891, the signal box was used on the Cambrian line in Newbridge-on-Wye, but when the railway closed in 1962 it began life as a garden shed.

By Andrew Wilcox

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