10 June 2014 Hard on the heels of the path rebuilding, see Hayling Billy Heritage Project, the signal was removed and taken for sand blasting and priming under phase 1 of the signal restoration project. This work is being funded by the HLF with match funding from HBC & HCC as part of the Hayling Billy [...]
This section deals with the sole remaining infrastructure item on the former branch line.
The signal post has now been sand blasted and primed. It was then loaded on a flat bed truck ready for transport from Alresford to S&T Cover at Eastleigh. The signal parts were also transported, Arrival at S&T Cover The process of procuring the missing parts and assembly now starts. All photos Ian Clark Restorations
After just over a year following the signal's removal, it was time to re-install the signal. The previous day, HCC arrived on site, with a digger, to excavate the original signal site in preparation. Signal installation The work was managed by Ian Clark Restorations and carried out by S&T Cover of Eastleigh with funds provided [...]
The mayor of Havant, Councillor Leah Turner, kindly formally 'unveiled' the restored signal on the 17th October 2015. This signal was the up-home signal which was operated by lever No. 2 in the bridge signal box. It was originally installed in 1951 to replace an earlier signal. The signal is in the 'ON' condition meaning [...]