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The photographer^s sons chase each other along the platform of Kielder^s distinctive station in April 1964.
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [/04/1964]


Stormy skies over Kielder in April 1964. Virtually the same location as the photograph taken 14 years earlier [see image 27306] although the rails have long gone and a terrace of new Forestry Commission houses has appeared.
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [/04/1964]


It’s a lean-to gym, but not as we know it. Looking North towards Riccarton, we see that Kielder Forest station [see image 42061] now serves the community in four ways: there are two houses in the former station building (right); a car service garage built on the trackbed (centre); and a gym in an annexe to the garage (left). Finally, the petrol pumps in the foreground are – unusually – operated by volunteer staff. There is a trackbed footpath South from here.
Ken Strachan [10/07/2015]
All photographs of Kielder Forest
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