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Site of Whelley Railway Station
Photo: charnock
Views: 4,627
Item #: 14290
Date Unknown

Comment by: vic on 31st March 2010 at 12:47

where was this? is it near the alex pub?

Comment by: Bill Eatock on 31st March 2010 at 14:20

Great shot of the station, train and a bus!

Comment by: Kevin Higgins on 31st March 2010 at 17:36

One of Britain's shortest lived stations. Opened at the start of 1872 and closed to passengers in March 1872 although it stayed open for around 100 years as a goods station.

Comment by: Dennis on 31st March 2010 at 20:34

Vic... yes, just up the road from the Alex.

Comment by: Derek Bond on 7th April 2010 at 21:51

This is just beyond and on the opposite side of the road from the pub (something and railway?) which is just on the Wigan side of the entrance road (Plantation Gates)to St Stephen's church.

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 8th April 2010 at 08:16

Derek, its the WHITE LION AND RAILWAY 158 Whelley.

Comment by: Derek Bond on 15th April 2010 at 16:18

Thanks for the info,Colin. Every time I drive past I make a mental note of the pub name and every time I try to recall it later, I seem to have a mental block. Wierd!

Comment by: Vicky on 26th April 2011 at 10:43

Why would they demolish a lovely little station like this and leave nothing there? There would be a rush to buy a building like this today.

Comment by: upthetims on 17th May 2011 at 01:03

photo must have been took in late 60's,very early 70's

Comment by: Andy on 5th August 2013 at 16:19

Use to live on the corner of Camberwell Crescent, the house overlooked across the field where the Station was. I remember as a 6 year old the Railway line being pulled up in 1976. I also remember playing as a kid in the ruins of the old station. Looking back it was a shame as it literally was just pulled down, nothing was cleared and we played in the ruins.

I remember the platform walls were still there both sides & as you look at this picture the steps on the left hand side stayed but both platforms were dug up & trees and bramble bushes were growing.

The 2 pubs near by where the Alexandra, which would be to the right of this picture on the same side of the road of the Station (which of course is now a Tesco) and the White Lion & Railway, which is to the left of this picture across the road & past the Plantation gates entrance.

By the way do love this picture & brings back so many fond memories of my childhood.

Comment by: John Chorlton on 26th September 2016 at 12:34

So, the current footsteps that connect the loop line footpath to the main road will be on the left of this photo??

Comment by: Darren wilkinson on 17th January 2017 at 20:21

What a great pic. Loved in Whelley all my life n didn't know about it ever being there. Can't remember my dad telling me either n he used to work on trains at horwich loco

Comment by: janet on 6th November 2017 at 13:40

why does the white lion and railway have two pub names. does anybody know

Comment by: Nicole Raby on 13th December 2019 at 11:08

This House belonged to My Great Grandparents and my Nanna and dad :) The Johnson Family :)

Comment by: Mark Potter on 23rd December 2020 at 07:37

I also lived on Camberwell Crescent from 1966-1972 and remember on my way to school (St Stephens/St George's) standing on the bridge as the steam engines went underneath and billows of steam rose up, I remember the smell to this day. I also played in the ruins of the little house with my brother Roy, fantastic memories

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