Two original stained glass windows and a Kenilworth rail station sign salvaged from the town’s former station have been donated to Warwickshire County Council with the aim of including them in the new station design. The historic pieces were rescued and kept safe after they were saved from the demolition of the original station in the 1980s. Graham Hyde, a campaigner for the return of the station, rescued a metre-long window panel after it was taken to Leamington’s Re-useful Centre last year, while another original stained glass window has been donated by Alan Law and his family, who live in Kenilworth. An original sign from the station, pictured above, has kindly been donated by Kenilworth Rugby Club. Designers are now working on incorporating them as features in the new station design.
More information may be found in Robin D Leach’s letter to the Kenilworth Weekly News.
The above is reproduced from the Spring 2015 Kenilworth Rail Station Newsletter with thanks to the Transport Planning department at Warwickshire County Council for permission.