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The Down side buildings, facing platform 4 – late 1970s.

We are now on platform 4 and this selection of photographs takes the usual route along the platform from north to south.  This was formerly platform 5, known locally by railway staff at Grantham as 'the western platform'.

A general view of the northern end of platform 4 looking south. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
A general view of the northern end of platform 4 looking south. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The building at the northern end of platform 4, looking north. It was the down side refreshment room until it closed in the 1960s, after which it was used for staff accommodation. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The building at the northern end of platform 4, looking north. It was the down side refreshment room until it closed in the 1960s, after which it was used for staff accommodation.                             Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Platform 4 looking north viewed from a point next to the footbridge steps. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Platform 4 looking north viewed from a point next to the footbridge steps. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The steps to the footbridge from platform 4. Copyright Images - Mel Smith
The steps to the footbridge from platform 4. Copyright Images - Mel Smith
Platform 4 looking south from a point next to the telephone box and footbridge steps. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Platform 4 looking south from a point next to the telephone box and footbridge steps.              Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The southern end of platform 4, looking south. Beyond the end of the brick building is the Tranship Area, where consignments of goods awaiting onward shipment by passenger train were stored and sorted. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The southern end of platform 4, looking south. Beyond the end of the brick building is the Tranship Area, where consignments of goods awaiting onward shipment by passenger train were stored and sorted. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The southern end of platform 4 looking north. The building with the double doors was a lamp room, from where lighting in and around the station was maintained. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
The southern end of platform 4 looking north. The building with the double doors was a lamp room, from where lighting in and around the station was maintained. Copyright Image - Mel Smith

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Below is a series of colour photographs of platform 4 or the "western" platform at Grantham taken from the site of the former locomotive depot.  Again, the order is from north to south.

Grantham West Side 1
A view of the west side of buildings situated at the northern end of platform 4.
Note damage to the canopy roof in this area. Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Grantham West Side 2
Another view of the west side of platform 4. These timber buildings were situated at the central part of the platform. The steps to the footbridge are seen behind the telephone box.                                 Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Grantham West Side 3
A view of the west side of buildings situated at the central part of platform 4.
The steps to the footbridge can just be seen behind the telephone box on the left.                             Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Grantham West Side 4
A view of the west side of buildings situated at the southern end of platform 4.                                  Copyright Image - Mel Smith
Grantham West Side 5
A general view of the small timber (white) buildings adjacent to platforms 4 & 2.
The brick buildings in the background are situated at the south end of platform 1 and still exist. The photograph was taken from a point just in front of where the coal stage was located.                       Copyright Image - Mel Smith

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Here is another short series of colour photographs taken by Roy Vinter soon before the buildings on the down side were demolished.

View toward the north end of platform 4. Photograph lent by Roy Vinter
View toward the north end of platform 4, the western platform.
Photograph lent by Roy Vinter
A composite view of the central section of the buildings on the western platform. Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.
A composite view of the central section of the buildings on the western platform.
Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.
A composite view of the south end of the main range of buildings on the western platform. Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.
A composite view of the south end of the main range of buildings on the western platform.
Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.
A view north along the western platform. Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.
A view north along the western platform.
Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.
Looking north near the south end of the western platform. The wooden building on the right was used as a secure store for mail by the Post Office. Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.
Looking north near the south end of the western platform. The wooden building on the right was used by the Post Office as a secure store for mail.
Photograph lent by Roy Vinter.

 

If you have any personal memories, images or additional information relating to the station buildings, potentially for use in this section, we would love to hear from you. Please note: Unless stated otherwise all images are Copyright: Mel Smith.


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2 thoughts on “The Down side buildings, facing platform 4 – late 1970s.

  1. Malcolm Johnson

    Can someone remind me - where was the refreshment room on the island platform? Was it in the wooden central section of buildings or to the north of that?

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