Our volunteer and photographer in chief Jo Roesen has been trying to find out more about a chair that was unearthed on site. He has passed this information and pictures to me and asked if we can seek help via the blog.
A bit of info on the chair:
I found it when we were digging out the space for the platform 2 foundations. It was buried in the original infill, approximately at the height of the original platform, and just to the rear of it, a few yards to the left of the waiting room.
It has 3 bolt holes (one is blocked by a broken off bolt) and no visible lettering – in fact there is not really any space for lettering because of its scalloped shape. The underneath has a hollow ‘H’ shaped space. We have a 1911 GWR chair from Taunton which looks more modern, squarish and with a larger footprint, while this one is quite rounded, narrower and I suspect of an older vintage. And what is it doing at Broadway?
I’d be very interested to see what our readers can make of it.