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HISTORIC STRUCTURES: Printmaker John McGowan decided to preserve the images of mechanical signal boxes as screen prints after hearing National Rail was to decommission many of them.

He says: “Whilst photographing the Peckover Road box I noticed a plaque dedicated to a John William Lee who had worked there as a signalman for 51 years. I decided to make another print entitled “John Lee’s Box” to make sure his achievement would not be forgotten. It would be great if a member of his family would contact me so I could give them a copy of the print when it is finished.”

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