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1846  Edinburgh Leith and Newhaven Railway
Trinity (New) and the line to Granton opened, Trinity (Old) turned into a goods station.



This day in history

Holiday makers crowded these platforms on summer Saturdays in the 1950s and 1960s, either starting or ending their breaks at the numerous holiday camps in and around Hopton. Local children added to the mix, with home made handcarts brought along to earn pocket money transporting luggage to and from the camps. By 19th February 1978 when this photo was taken, it was all over for Hopton-on-Sea station, which had finally closed in May 1970. Since 1978, these remains, along with the associated overbridge and embankment, have been removed and built over, such that ^Station Road^ is now one of the few clues that the station ever existed.

Holiday makers crowded these platforms on summer Saturdays in the 1950s and 1960s, either starting or ending their breaks at the numerous holiday camps in and around Hopton. Local children added to the mix, with home made handcarts brought along to earn pocket money transporting luggage to and from the camps. By 19th February 1978 when this photo was taken, it was all over for Hopton-on-Sea station, which had finally closed in May 1970. Since 1978, these remains, along with the associated overbridge and embankment, have been removed and built over, such that ^Station Road^ is now one of the few clues that the station ever existed.


Mark Dufton [1970]


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