THEFT OF BLAENAVON HIGH LEVEL LAMP POSTS


A red and cream heritage style lamp post complete with black top that was stolen from Blaenavon High Level station.
One of the lamp posts stolen from Blaenavon High Level

The Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway (Blaenavon's Heritage Railway) is deeply disappointed to report the theft of lamp posts from Blaenavon High Level station.


The theft took place between 4 pm on Sunday 6th February and 10 am on Tuesday 8th February, with the thieves forcing entry to adjacent land to gain access. It has come as a deep blow to our dedicated volunteers. Installed in 2020 to improve the atmosphere for both the Railway's visitors and the local community, the theft has caused considerable upset to the team who work hard on its ongoing development.

Damage caused to the foundations of the lamp posts during the theft
Damage caused to the foundations of the lamp posts

Expressing his upset, the Railway's Head of Stations Huw Morgan said:


'We try to make things better for our passengers and the community and then someone goes and does something like this, all just to make their own homes/gardens look nicer, or make quick money off the back of our volunteers' efforts. I'm absolutely gutted.'


The Railway has reported the incident to the police and urges anyone with information to come forward. The posts will be difficult to sell, and all their theft has achieved is giving its dedicated volunteers the cost and task of replacing them.


Those wishing to make a donation to help the Railway replace the lamp posts can do so via https://www.bhrailway.co.uk/product-page/make-a-donation


An image of Blaenavon High Level station following the the theft of the lamp posts
Blaenavon High Level following the theft

Published 20:30 08/02/2022


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