MELTON MOWBRAY MIDLAND STATION PAGE 3
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1970's FROM THE TIM PRATT & MELTON MOWBRAY M.R.C. COLLECTIONS.

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Just as it was when I first visted the station; BR blue paintwork but still with the old red enamel signs from the 1950's.  Melton M.R.C. collection.

THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY TIM PRATT IN THE MID 1970's.

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THE OLD LEVEL CROSSING COTTAGE HAS GONE BUT THAT LOVELY LMS SIGNAL IS STILL THERE.
 
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THE OLD WAGON REPAIRS BUILDING - FORTY YEARS LATER IT IS SURROUNDED BY MATURE TREES.

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FOR THE SAME REASON THIS VIEW IS NOW IMPOSSIBLE.

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NOTE THE HUGE ENAMEL SIGN ON THE END WALL OF THE STATION; I WONDER IF THAT WAS SAVED BY ANYONE WHEN IT WAS REMOVED.

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THE BUILDING TO THE RIGHT OF THE WAGON IS THE OLD STABLE; HORSES HAD TO BE USED FOR SHUNTING AS THE GOODS SHED COULD ONLY BE REACHED VIA WAGON TURNTABLES.
HORSES WERE USED FOR LOCAL DELIVERIES AS WELL UNTIL LORRIES TOOK OVER BETWEEN THE WARS. ON THE RIGHT IS THE NEW GOODS SHED ERECTED IN ABOUT 1961.

THE OFFICIAL CLOSURE DATE FOR COAL TRAFFIC WAS 6/8/1979 AND FOR ALL OTHER GOODS TRAFFIC 3/4/1989 BUT NOTHING HAD USED THE GOODS YARD FOR MANY YEARS BY THAT DATE.
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THE SIDINGS ARE STILL IN USE IN THIS MID 1970's PICTURE.

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THE GENTS TOILETS WERE BEHIND THE CURVED SCREEN WALL.

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THE FOLLOWING PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FROM THE MELTON MOWBRAY M.R.C. COLLECTION COURTESY OF JOHN SPENCE.
THEY WERE GIVEN TO THE CLUB BY CHRISTINE HORSWILL AND WERE TAKEN BY HER LATE HUSBAND RAY.
MY THANKS TO MRS HORSWILL AND TO THE CLUB FOR ALLOWING THE USE OF THE PICTURES HERE.

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DALBY ROAD BRIDGE IN THE 1970's.

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ON THE LEFT IS THE REAR OF THE STATION MASTER'S HOUSE, ON THE RIGHT IS THE STABLE BUILDING.

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THIS IS THE RIVER BRIDGE BETWEEN THE STATION AND DALBY ROAD BRIDGE. THE GIRDERS WERE PAINTED GREY.

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QUITE A BUSY SCENE FOR THE 1970's WITH TRAFFIC USING THE SIDINGS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE.

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FAIRTAX COACHES USED THE OLD GOODS YARD FOR MANY YEARS.

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THE STATION APPROACH ROAD, THE ORIGINAL ROAD TO OAKHAM BEFORE THE BRIDGE WAS BUILT.
THIS SCENE IS VERY DIFFERENT NOW ALTHOUGH THE BUILDINGS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF BURTON STREET HAVEN'T CHANGED A GREAT DEAL..


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