21 Dec Blythburgh Shed (6)
Work has continued at Blythburgh Shed and is nearly complete. The shed is now a far cry from the dilapidated ruin of a year ago and rail has been restored into the shed and so has a siding adjacent to the shed. We have also erected a Southwold Railway style fence around the site and provided a gate.
We have purchased and planted hedging along the northern side of the shed and metal detecting has been conducted with some finds that have yet to be identified. Some were really interesting. For example we found three letters from the original station sign. Archaeology has been undertaken on the site and we have recently discovered the foundations of the north-west corner of the station building. In addition we have found what could be either the station well or storm water or cess pool. The latter possibilities have just arisen because of the recent discovery of a glazed pipe we found in the before mentioned foundations appearing to be heading in the direction of the direction of the pool. While checking what was in the well/pool we found a piece of original Southwold Railway fence.