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The Buildings on Station Road, east side – late 1970s.

A short walk along the east side of Station Road showing some of the buildings that were directly opposite the station. All of these buildings have since been demolished.

This railway house was situated opposite the station entrance. Its address was 9 Station Road. At the time of the 1891 and 1901 censuses it was occupied by staff who worked in the Great Northern Railway's Station Refreshment Rooms. In 1911 William Allen, Platform Inspector, and his family lived there. Photograph taken by Mel Smith
The Water Tower on Station Approach, looking south east. Photograph taken by Mel Smith
The Water Tower on Station Approach, looking north east. The tank stored a supply of water so that the tenders of locomotives could be refilled rapidly. Photograph taken by Mel Smith
View north along Station Approach (water tower in view, main station entrance on far left). The small building on the right was the office of the British Transport Police. Photograph taken by Mel Smith

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1 thought on “The Buildings on Station Road, east side – late 1970s.

  1. David

    I can remember that very well, it was my office when I started in 1982. The railway was very different then but they were good old days and good memories. My old ganger use to put me in shape. 😄

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