Item #: 14290
where was this? is it near the alex pub?
Great shot of the station, train and a bus!
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.
Vic... yes, just up the road from the Alex.
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.
Derek, its the WHITE LION AND RAILWAY 158 Whelley.
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!
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.
photo must have been took in late 60's,very early 70's
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.
So, the current footsteps that connect the loop line footpath to the main road will be on the left of this photo??
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
why does the white lion and railway have two pub names. does anybody know
This House belonged to My Great Grandparents and my Nanna and dad :) The Johnson Family :)
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