The iconic ‘Teignmouth Letters’ sign seen by millions of rail passengers and walkers, has been given a facelift by volunteers – socially distanced to conform with Covid regulations.
Situated at Sprey Point alongside the main Paddington to Penzance line, the Toblerone-shaped triangular prism which has stood there for decades, was looking worn and tatty, and a poor advert for the town.
Mayoress, Cate Williams told the PRSD: “Painting the Teignmouth Letters is both practical and symbolic – practical because the sign is seen by millions and symbolic of Teignmouth’s renewal as we emerge from the pandemic. I couldn’t be prouder of Teignmouth right now, because of the truly incredible work our people undertook to support some of the most vulnerable.”
Cllr David Cox said; “It was a great community event, I’m very grateful for Cate’s help in organising this social action. We had to keep to Covid restrictions, but it was a sunny day and everybody enjoyed themselves.”
A group of volunteers including the Mayor, Mayoress, Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress walked along the seawall at the weekend with paint and brushes, kindly donated by the Mayor, Cllr Peter Williams, to spruce up the letters.
About a dozen people turned up, which meant the facelift only took about an hour and a half.
images by David Caunter
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