Chilcompton station looking south-west, summer 1961


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Chilcompton station looking south-west from the Up platform showing the station building, goods yard, signalbox and Up side waiting shelter. Summer 1961.

In the high res. version of the image, posters are visible on the station; PARK YOUR CAR AT THIS STATION 1’6; EACH WEEKDAY – GLASTONBURY AND HIGHBRIDGE FOR BURNHAM-ON-SEA and fares from June 1st 1961.

Note also that the platform lamp to the left of the building has an oil lamp in it with access ladder adjacent. It is notable that the oil lamp does not appear to be a pressure lamp (a pressure lamp having a mantle, eg, a Tilley lamp).

Photo by David Milton. Copyright S&DRT. Our ref. WSHSD_2018_1_52.

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