I read recently about a gentleman called the Reverend Charles Goshawk ( a splendid name ! ) who lived at Abthorpe near Towcester. Like many clergymen, such as the Revs Eric Treacy and Teddy Boston, he had an affinity with railways and acquired local signboards ,etc, as the demolition gangs wouldn't refuse a man of the cloth when they were only to be thrown away. He fixed them to his garden wall and later sold them to finance a history of the Book of Common Prayer he was planning to write. Without the Reverend Goshawk some of the surviving signs at least would not exist so I think those of us with an interest in the SMJR lines owe him our gratitude.