K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS AGO

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Postby SimonL » 24 Jul 2020, 20:07

EWW wrote:Hello Simon. We have lots of pictures sent to us over the years from members and we do not know the original source of them.
If you could tell us the exact ones we would be only too glad to give you recognition and insert it into the post.


Hi.
they are the two of Hunstanton one looking towards the carriage sidings and the other of the signal box posted by you on 3rd November 2012 at 11:52 . and the one of The West Norfolk Hotel posted by you on 2nd November 2012 at 10:12. They were copied from my my Flickr page simonslittlelocos. I don't mind my pictures being shared just that it is only good practice to credit where they came from.
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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby EWW » 24 Jul 2020, 20:15

Hello Simon. I will look them up and give you a credit. They were sent to me a long while ago by who I do not remember.
I would not even know how to get onto Flickr :D Now If we have stuff sent to us we have the fascility to post the pictures
under the senders name..we could not do that on old editions of the forum.
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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby incony » 28 Jul 2020, 16:51

EWW wrote:Hello Simon. I will look them up and give you a credit. They were sent to me a long while ago by who I do not remember.
I would not even know how to get onto Flickr :D Now If we have stuff sent to us we have the facility to post the pictures
under the senders name..we could not do that on old editions of the forum.



Simont in respect, i suggest if you require a credit and acknowledgement, you put your name on the images you share, that you have taken, so it becomes part of the image from the time you share it.. ? then if you see your pictures without your name on them, i think you have a point to make, else no one can know what the status of the image is, and even though they share it in good faith and without bias or exclusion, its not their fault or reason for you to condemn lack of acknowledgement.. ? I share many of my own images, without my name on them, and free to use by anyone on a non profit basis, because when i am dead and gone, i want future generations to be able to see them and share them - not hidden away on a dead pc hard drive, or dead website when i am gone, If you dont want folks to use your images, my advice is do not put them on the web... and if you want recognition, make that clear on the images you do. ? Some time ago, i found some rare images of Hunstanton Station, on a site in New Zealand... i found the owner to ask if i could share, and he had no problem with that, he didnt even want recognition, but i took the time to put his name on all the images, before i posted them... its not hard to do... and you could do it to yours. Even Microsoft Paint can do it... its not new technology.
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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby MJR » 17 Aug 2020, 13:34

Appso wrote:I have just re-read some of the last postings on this topic and see that there is a grant of £50,000 to look at it. This must just be for the tea and biscuits! I read somewhere that the cost of the feasibility study for the Ely North Curve was put at £11 million.

Ely North with all its lines, junctions and crossings in such a small area is probably a much more complicated project, plus I suspect that's the cost to get it all the way to the next stage, while the £50,000 is probably just for some months-equivalent of work doing the initial research before deciding whether it's worth more work.
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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby EWW » 28 Aug 2020, 10:28

I like the "In covered wagons" bit. Must be early in the lines life.

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Postby KTL16825 » 28 Aug 2020, 11:32

I've been trying, with little success, to decipher the date at the bottom left of the poster. I'm wondering whether the year is 1894, as August 6th was a Monday that year, and the Lynn & Hunstanton railway was not sold to the G.E.R until 1890.
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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby EWW » 28 Aug 2020, 12:47

Yes KTL I tried also. Railway opened in 1862 and J Betjemen took a ride to Hunny in 1962.
Do not know if it for the centenery or just a coincidence. J Bs trip is already posted on here.
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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby KTL16825 » 28 Aug 2020, 15:59

Thanks, EWW. I've watched JB's journey from Lynn to Hunny a few times over the years.
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Postby EWW » 19 Nov 2020, 11:21

Lincslad wrote:This is the second one, bit darker, but you can see the "Hole in the Wall" bar in the Sandringham Hotel, I used to work in there part time, and I have no idea if its true, but i was told it was called that because a train had overshot the buffers and made a "a hole in the wall" :D I do know that all the rail workers used to come in the bar between trains and have a half and play crib. I dont play cards but I did learn the words to that one.. 15-215-4 (and one for his knob) no idea what it meant, but they must have done.

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The story of how the Hole in the Wall bar got its name is very true. On the 13th Nov 1912 a train went right through the buffers and into
the hotel. Picture of the aftermath.

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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby 8 boston square » 20 Nov 2020, 03:50

When I was Lynn Tech summer of 1963 I worked at the Sandringham for Jimmy Mansfield, I worked from 0900-1300 every day stocking up the bars for the day ahead, Sunday my last hour was spent washing the glasses in "The Hole in the Wall". One memory of the place was one day there was a fight in there and all the staff rushed to break it up, one very short old staff member was always talking tough but on this occasion he got stuck in a doorway with empty crate of beer until normal service had been resumed when he then appear on the bar floor ready to dump anyone. The fight was nothing much but the bloke getting stuck in the doorway was a classic piece of bravado.
Always a good fill up from the night before in that bar and the Casino/Sunset rooms but it was a long haul from the stock room.
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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby Dry_Sweeper » 18 Feb 2021, 12:30

Looks like the Middleton Towers building is on borrowed time

If it isn’t demolished it will fall down, the roof is completely gone

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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby EWW » 18 Feb 2021, 13:12

With the site beeing cleared I wonder if it is going to be refurbished. Bit of a change from this earlier picture.
I looked at the front trackside and it looks quite good.

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Postby Dry_Sweeper » 18 Feb 2021, 15:12

The cottage is now empty by the looks of it

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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby EWW » 18 Feb 2021, 16:21

The cut looks like it is going right throgh to the truck filling station. Certainly looks like the cottage is for the chop.
My g/grandfather Robert Rye kept the pub on the station many moons ago. He would get a shock if he came back today.
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Re: K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS A

Postby incony » 24 Feb 2021, 08:15

EWW wrote:The cut looks like it is going right throgh to the truck filling station. Certainly looks like the cottage is for the chop.
My g/grandfather Robert Rye kept the pub on the station many moons ago. He would get a shock if he came back today.


i guess all things must change, and if the station and house go, another bit of history will become just photographs, and distant memories.i don't know what the lifespan of the sand extraction is, and because that is the reason the railway still reaches Middleton towers, if that is exhausted or a new extraction point develops, then the railway will quickly disappear too. Fortunately, if that happens , the videos and photographs will remind future generations, i hope they will be interested..
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