Friends of Crewkerne Station enjoyed a guided tour of a former goods shed, situated next to the car park at Crewkerne Railway Station. The building was historically in the ownership of the railway company and was a major centre for distribution until about 1966, with animal feeds, farm produce, dairy products and other goods unloaded in the shed for transportation. The railway company later sold the building and associated land to Bradfords about 1972. Stuart Paull, Fleet Engineer at Bradfords in Crewkerne conducted the guided tour on behalf of the company. Friends of Crewkerne Station historian Mike Frackiewicz brought along a collection of black and white photographs, depicting the goods shed when it was a busy distribution centre for the railway, some showing the steam engines entering and exiting the building.
Friends of Crewkerne Station (FOCS) is a group of volunteers, who are passionate about promoting practical environmental enhancement works for the benefit of the community and rail passengers, and raising awareness of the benefits of ‘green transport plans’, the train and attractions of the station area and its environs to increase station footfall. FOCS has a notice board in the waiting room at Crewkerne railway station, keeping rail passengers and visitors up to date with their latest news and inviting new members to come on board and join them.