After final closure to freight traffic in April 1965, Hadleigh station and its surrounds were sold off to the local council for use as a maintenance depot. It is pictured in this guise on 29th October 1978, the view being towards the end of the branch. Subsequently, the area was sold on again for new housing, and although the original station building and canopy were preserved within the development, it ended up rather imprisoned by the new builds.
Photographer: Mark Dufton
Contact photographer: Mark Dufton
Image number: 73475