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Thursday 22 September 2011

New Photos of the Light Railway from Judith Risley

Judith Risley, whose grandparents used to live in Hob Lane in the 1960s, has kindly sent us some photos of the Burton Green Light Railway.

The photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Judith Risley writes:
"The attached photos were taken in 1961.  The house is on Hob Lane and used to be called Westholme.  I think it is now painted white. 
"My grandfather, Frank Gilbert, lived there from when it was built in 1953 with his second wife Edna until around 1980.  
"The railway was in a garden on the bend of the road.  I can’t remember the railway as I was only 3 at the time. 
"I think the railway owner is the man between my father and Edna on this photograph – on the platform. 

"I am the young blonde girl behind the dark older girl holding my mum’s hand on this photo.  The boys either side are my brothers.  The dark girl is Rosemary who lived next to my grandfather.  We lived in Lancashire and used to visit regularly.
"The only other thing I remember about the area was when leaving Westholme and turning right there was a pond further up the road.  Unfortunately my grandfather and Edna are no longer alive.
Judith Risley

I'll put these photos toether with the photo of the locomotive, The Doll, on the Burton Green Light Railway page. I've posted them here, separately, so you'll notice them.

See Also

Burton Green Light Railway

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