Copy of Keep Calm and Carry On poster presented to heritage railway

Mary and Stuart Manley present the Keep Calm and Carry On sign to members of the Aln Valley Railway.
Mary and Stuart Manley present the Keep Calm and Carry On sign to members of the Aln Valley Railway.

A copy of an iconic wartime poster has been presented to a heritage railway development.

Mary and Stuart Manley, of Alnwick’s Barter Books, have gifted an enamel Keep Calm and Carry On sign to the Aln Valley Railway (AVR).

The bookshop owns an original print of the famous Second World War poster and the Manleys have gifted the sign to the railway to mark their connection with the development.

The couple were founder members of the project and the building that the bookshop is in is the town’s former railway station.

The Manleys also presented the gift to mark the progress made by the AVR over the last five years.

The enamel sign will be displayed at Lionheart Station, in Alnwick.

Martin Robinson, chairman of the AVR, said the volunteers were delighted to receive a copy of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster.

The aim of the AVR project is to rebuild and reopen the Alnmouth to Alnwick branchline.