K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS AGO

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K/L HUNSTANTON WELLS FAKENHAM RAILWAY CLOSED 37 YEARS AGO

Postby Oathead » 22 Nov 2005, 09:36

Hunstanton Railway

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Postby old-git » 23 Nov 2005, 03:15

I remember going to Hunstanton only once on the train when I was a kid, I can only vaugely remember the station. Looks busyer then I thought it would be. Thanks for the pics Oathead 8)
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Postby delbert » 08 Jan 2006, 15:52

mum said she used to use trains to hunny from lynn a lot in her younger days and it was always busy ,also used to use the line to get to heacham and walk to campsite.
i can remember seeing smoke from steam trains above the trees,going along the line from heacham beach ,would be a boon now considering traffic jams on coast road :weberiding
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KINGS LYNN - HUNSTANTON RAILWAY. CLOSED 37 YEARS AGO TODAY.

Postby remobeli » 03 May 2006, 16:21

Hi, this is my first posting, i was directed to the forum after trawling the internet for info for days with little or no success.
My father, george " larry" garner, was the crossing keeper at gaywood road from around 1958 until its closure this day in 1969. i was born in the front bedroom of the gatehouse.
i am trying to research the history of the line and would be extremely grateful for any history, pics, stories or anecdotes.
my father passed away in 1972 and its quite shocking that, apart from my own hazy memories, i know so little about the line which was such a joy to my father and was the backdrop to my own happy childhood.
i have one pic that i been able to save from the internet - a shot from feb 24 1960 picturing the old manual gates and the tiny hut directly outside the gatehouse that my dad used before the electric gates were erected and the new signal box built on the roadside opposite ( mid 60's? ). unfortunatly i hav'nt worked out how to post them on this forum yet
i also have some family photgraphs of the crossing that i will be happy to share if this posting generates any interest - i hope so much that it does.
best wishes,
perry garner
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Postby delbert » 03 May 2006, 17:06

hi remobeli . glad you found forum ..nice to see new members

if you click on the following link it will take you to a post i put in for a new member the other day.. about posting pics
http://www.kingslynn-forums.co.uk/viewt ... highlight=

hope ya find it usefull .
remember crossing, used to go past it on the way to gaywood school .

hoping to see some pics soon :smt024

oooh and welcome :D :D :D
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Postby CC » 03 May 2006, 17:12

Watcha remobeli, what a weird name mate! ...any relation to our choks by any chance? anyways welcome! I like to think this Forum is for fun, however its determined...so enjoy!
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Postby remobeli » 03 May 2006, 18:18

mmm, no that did'nt seem to work. i can't seem to enable my html through my profile. i'll try a smaller image Image
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Postby delbert » 03 May 2006, 19:09

hey remobeli , you are pasting a short cut to the site itself,not your pics ..
I think if you open a photobucket account (free) you should find it easier .
not sure if forum works with other sites as most members use photobucket

http://www.photobucket.com ....will take you there,sign up for free account
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Postby remobeli » 03 May 2006, 19:33

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Postby remobeli » 03 May 2006, 19:36

thats looking toward the town center by the way - king edward VII on the left
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Postby Beauts » 03 May 2006, 19:44

Welcome remobeli

Now you've learnt to post a photo, could you please post a larger version,
thanks kindly.

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Postby delbert » 03 May 2006, 20:56

great pic
yep remember swinging on them pedestrian gates
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now your cookin !! :smt053

beauts.. prob my fault told them to start off smallish ,then to increase size to suit forum :oops:
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Postby teddybear1959 » 03 May 2006, 22:30

I seem to remember my Dad, whe went to the King Edward VII Grammar School, telling me that one day the whole school went out to the bottom of the School Field to watch and wave at Queen Mary as she came by in a train. I take it that it was Queen Mary and not a train called Queen Mary!!! I will ask him!

I really must get his memories typed up!

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Postby cazzi » 04 May 2006, 09:43

KINGS LYNN - HUNSTANTON RAILWAY. CLOSED 37 YEARS AGO TODAY.



Wow! Now I do feel old! I remember my mum taking me and my friend Nicola to Hunny for the day on the train. Probably most memorable for her dicky tummy :smt078

:yuksign maybe some memories are best suppressed!
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Postby choks » 04 May 2006, 10:56

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