Charfield Railway Station

Photos and words by Ron Perry.

The station garden on the up (Gloucester-bound) platform taken in high summer of (probably) 1962. It has to be after 1960 because the track layout to the goods shed (background) was changed about that time and the photo shows the new, simplified layout. It also has to be pre-1965 as the station was shut that year.

Pat Pagett (station porter, who lived in Kingswood) can be seen standing proudly amongst his handiwork. On the far side of the platform building was a further smaller garden area complete with stocked fishpond! There would have been ample time during a weekday for such horticultural activity as there were no stopping trains between 10:30am and 4:20pm! Happy days!

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