Dandy – Weston-super-Mare Railway Station’s Charity Collection Dog

One day in around 1923 a stray spaniel wandered into Weston-super-Mare Railway Station.  He was adopted by the staff who worked there. They named him Dandy, provided him with a kennel and put a charity collection box around his neck. 

Dandy Weston Station Dog
Dandy, Weston Station’s Dog

He spent the next five years mingling with people on the station platforms.  By the time he died on 16th January 1928, he had raised many hundreds of pounds for the GWR Widows and Orphans Fund.  He was buried at the end of one of the platforms.

A memorial plaque to Dandy can still be seen mounted on the wall in the waiting room at the railway station.

Weston Station Dog
Plaque to Dandy

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