mystery solved!

Today brought lovely spring weather for our work party. Our small team set about clearing the last of the piles of demolition rubble from the ‘up’ platform. Over the years we have shifted tons of rubble from the station site by hand, so we are glad this task is almost over. We were also pleased that lots of visitors stopped by for a chat and a cup of tea. One visitor solved a bit of a puzzle for us. One of the artefacts we had earlier discovered at the station was a china cup marked ‘BTC CS’ on the bottom. We thought it might be railway-related, and now know these letters stand for ‘British Transport Commission Catering Services’. Mystery solved! It is incredible that this china cup survived intact buried under piles of debris for well over 50 years.

British Transport Commission Catering Services mug

become a member today!

Annual adult membership costs £15 for an individual or £25 for joint membership. Or why not become a supporter from only £5 a year? As a full member you are able to join in the work parties and you are also covered by our public liability insurance policy which protects volunteers and members of the public. But it is not all work of course, we like to have a good chat with visitors and most days hot drinks and cakes or biscuits are offered too. We have even been known to cook sausage or bacon baps on site to keep us going – what better reason to come and help?

For more information please see our membership page and we look forward to welcoming you to the Spetisbury Station Project team.