Chorleywood Signal Box project exists to provide the community with something useful by using the empty listed building at Chorleywood station.
Following consultation with residents, we aim to make it a museum as an educational resource for school children. It will contain memorabilia associated with the railway and show how the railway, that opened in 1889, impacted the development of Chorleywood,
Meet the team
Martin Trevett, Chairman
I have represented Chorleywood as a District councillor for over 30 years and have always been interested in the history and heritage of the area that has been my home for 50 years. I am particularly interested in the railway, which had such an impact on the development of Chorleywood via Metro land etc.
I was delighted to see the external refurbishment of the box take place, and I am confident that we will be able to turn our signal box into a valuable educational and heritage resource for our community.
Owen Edis, Secretary
Owen has always been interested in railways, particularly growing up when steam was the main form of traction. So a local museum celebrating those times and how the railway impacted Chorleywood is something he would like to see.
Jackie Worrall, Treasurer
Jackie Worrall is a member of Chorleywood Parish Council and has given her support to a number of local projects over the last 30 years.
Hugh Howes is the author of several books, notably The Struggle for the Cornwall Railway, where a challenging topography and uncertain revenue stream conspired against the project. He was also co-author of Exploring Chorleywood – A Pictorial History. He is currently working on The Industrial Archaeology of the Chilterns for the Chiltern Society.
His career, as a Chartered Town Planner, included local government, the development industry and the Environment Agency where he was involved in the European Water Framework Directive.
Roger has been a member of the Model Railway Club since 1965, and has served as Exhibition Manager and Secretary, and Chairman for the last 15 or 16 years. He cannot remember not being a railway enthusiast !