The current station master of  Edenbridge Town station came face to face with one of her predecessors today.

Hayley Payton met William Gray, who many years ago was the Master of Edenbridge (Top) station, William’s image has been given pride of place at the Town station, which he would have known well.

His image in a stained glass window was spotted at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul by the local Sussex Community Rail Officer, Sharon Gray.  The community and Eden Valley Museum were enlisted to help research William’s life.  His image has been professionally reworked and enhanced to provide a beautiful display for the station’s window.  Inside a plaque explains who William was and his connection to the station.

This project has now grown into a formal station partnership with the Eden Valley Museum.  Supported by a grant from Southern, the Museum are now working with Sharon and Hayley  to provide a display of vintage photographs from their collection of local people and places and the installation of a dedicated display board informing customers of their many exhibitions and activities.

Hayley said it was great to see William’s image and is looking forward to the installation of the photographic display.