Wells-next-the-Sea

This is the platform side of the former Wells next the Sea station on 15th January 1978, around 13 years after closure. The concrete buffer stop on the left was for the West Norfolk line while the line from Dereham terminated on the right. The discarded vintage toilet and cistern visible are an unintentional homage to a George Cooke, whose visit to the station Gents on the evening of 3rd June 1879 ended tragically. An approaching train from Norwich lost control, overran the platform end and ploughed into the building (roughly to the right of the brick arch), delivering the unfortunate Mr Cooke a sudden and cruel end but also a footnote in history. [Ref query 847]

Location: Wells-next-the-Sea

Company: Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

Photographer: Mark Dufton

Make contact: Mark Dufton

Date: 15/01/1978

Image number: 58328


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