Wymondham-based artist Amelia Bowman has teamed up with the Mid-Norfolk Railway to support the Railway’s Signal Box Appeal.
Amelia is an artist who creates what are known as intaglio collagraph prints and hand-drawn, digitally-coloured pattern designs which she incorporates into her collagraphs using an additional technique called chine-collé.
She then creates reproductions in the style of old rail posters for some of the locations she represents in her work. The railway is therefore benefiting from a specially created, limited-edition poster print, with the proceeds of the sale then being donating to the railway’s ongoing appeal.
The money from the appeal is paying for the restoration, to working order, of the recently arrived Victorian signal box that is now at Wymondham Abbey Station on the Mid-Norfolk Railway.
Amelia said: “Wymondham is my home town and the Wymondham Abbey Station is part of its inherent intrigue and beauty. I believe this signal box will be a wonderful addition and wholeheartedly support the pre-loved aspect. I can’t wait to see it up and running and to be able to say that I helped in some small way!
The limited edition poster print created by Amelia for the appeal is available to buy online at https://www.jarrold.co.uk/departments/house-and-home/home-accessories/art-prints-and-ornaments/amelia-bowman-special-edition-signed-wymondham-abbey-poster
Leading the restoration project for the Mid-Norfolk Railway is Peter Singlehurst and he said: “The railway is extremely grateful to Amelia for her generous support to the project and we hope that the new view at Wymondham will inspire her to create more art in due course”.
The Wymondham Abbey Signal Box appeal is still open and donations can be made via the railways website at www.midnorfolkrailway.co.uk/donations