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The 100-year campaign for Welham Green station

First train to leave the new Welham Green station on Monday 29 September 1986. Image by Ron Kingdon

The first train to leave Welham Green station on Monday 29 September 1986
Image by Ron Kingdon


Welham Green connects to the rail network

It took 100 years of campaigning by local residents, but finally, on Monday 29 September 1986, the first passenger train departed from Welham Green station.

The call for a station started with a petition in 1886. Actually, that petition was for Marshmoor station, but it culminated, a century later, in the official opening of Welham Green station close to the old Marshmoor sidings.

The following images were taken by Ron Kingdon and Mike Allen, and are from a collection of local images recording the history of North Mymms, which have been collected, enhanced and digitised by Mike and shared with this site.

The first tickets to be issued from Welham Green station

The first day return tickets to be issued from Welham Green station
Image by Ron Kingdon


Crowds of local residents gather for the opening. Image by Ron Kingdon

Crowds of onlookers gather for the opening
Image by Ron Kingdon


Welham Green station ticket office being built in the summer of 1986. Image by Mike Allen

Welham Green station ticket office being built in the summer of 1986
Image by Mike Allen


London-bound train departing Welham Green station 1986. Image by Mike Allen

London-bound train departing Welham Green station 1986
Image by Mike Allen


Welham Green station opening, Monday 29 September 1986. Image by Ron Kingdon

Welham Green station opening, Monday 29 September 1986
Image by Ron Kingdon


Newspaper cutting of a report covering the opening of Welham Green station 1986. Image by Mike Allen

Newspaper cutting of a report covering the opening of Welham Green station 1986
Image by Mike Allen


Attribution

All the pictures above taken by Ron Kingdon or Mike Allen and released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.


Would you like a copy of these images?

Images of North Mymms

You can own a high-resolution copy of all these images, which are available on three CDs.

Local resident, historian and photographer, Mike Allen, has collected more than 3,000 old images of North Mymms. He has carefully restored many and digitised them so that the area's pictorial past is preserved. Those images are available on a collection of three CDs, each containing 1,000 images. They can be bought from Mike for £10 each.


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