MELTON MOWBRAY MIDLAND - PAGE 5.

THESE DRAWINGS OF THE STATION BUILDINGS WERE DONE IN THE MID 1980's.
THE FIRST SET OF DRAWINGS ATTEMPTS TO RECREATE THE LOOK OF THE STATION BUILDING BETWEEN 1848 AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE OVERALL ROOF IN 1861.


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UNLESS A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPH TURNS UP TAKEN BEFORE 1861, WHICH IS A BIT UNLIKELY, WE WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT THE OVERALL ROOF LOOKED LIKE, BUT THESE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MANSFIELD MIDLAND STATION WHICH DATED FROM AROUND THE SAME TIME MAY GIVE SOME INDICATION. PRESUMABLY MANSFIELD WAS A STRONGER STRUCTURE, AS IT MANAGED TO SURVIVE INTO THE 1960's!

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MANSFIELD ROOF

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THESE DRAWINGS SHOW THE STATION BUILDINGS AS THEY LOOKED BETWEEN 1879 WHEN THE PORTICO WAS ADDED AND AROUND 1970 WHEN THE CANOPIES WERE SHORTENED ON BOTH PLATFORMS. 

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