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Poem is a ‘great addition’ to Southwick station

Chief executive Rodney Lunn with George Mower, Jake Howard and Alex Lowden PICTURE: ALAN HUMPHRIES

Chief executive Rodney Lunn with George Mower, Jake Howard and Alex Lowden PICTURE: ALAN HUMPHRIES

A POEM about Shoreham Port has been hailed a welcome addition at Southwick railway station.

Competition winner George Mower saw his poem unveiled on Friday, along with other prize winners, family and friends.

Andy Harrowell from Southern Railways said: “It has been fantastic to work with Shoreham Port again, to brighten up Southwick Station. George’s poem is a great addition to the platform, and we hope all our customers enjoy it, too.”

Mr Mower, a keen writer, said: “I have a life-long fondness of the port, so writing a poem about it came quite naturally.”

The poem has been placed underneath the Southwick sign on platform one, alongside pieces from last year’s port art competition.

Second-prize winner Jake Howard, 11, said a school trip to the port had inspired him to write his poem. “I also spend a lot of time fishing at Shoreham Port with my grandad,” he added. “Being placed in the competition has really encouraged me to continue writing poetry.”

Chief executive Rodney Lunn said: “The standard of poems received was fantastic and the imagination of the writers really captured the essence of the port.”

 

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