EPW006480 ENGLAND (1921). The town centre, Epsom, 1921

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Details

Title [EPW006480] The town centre, Epsom, 1921
Reference EPW006480
Date 1-June-1921
Link
Place name EPSOM
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 520700, 160722
Longitude / Latitude -0.26725455079374, 51.332262863021
National Grid Reference TQ207607

Pins

Waterloo Road, Epsom, 19/06/2016

Class31
Tuesday 21st of June 2016 07:23:40 AM

David960
Tuesday 15th of March 2016 06:31:37 PM
Electric Theatre (cinema)

David960
Friday 13th of February 2015 05:33:03 PM
The Rifleman PH

David960
Monday 26th of January 2015 07:15:27 PM
Site of former One Tun PH

David960
Monday 26th of January 2015 07:13:16 PM

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:19:02 PM
Epsom Methodist Church

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:17:07 PM

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:13:37 PM
The Magpie (later Symonds Well)

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:12:16 PM

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:09:34 PM
The Wellington

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:07:14 PM
The White Hart

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:04:34 PM
The King's Head

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:04:01 PM
The Assembly Rooms

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:02:07 PM
The Marquis of Granby

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:01:49 PM
The George Inn

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 07:01:15 PM
I think this is the old Railway Inn.

David960
Monday 19th of January 2015 06:58:51 PM
Epsom 'New' station.

Johnners
Tuesday 4th of June 2013 12:01:51 PM
There appears to be a line of people here. What's that about?

Good Old Uncle Ted
Monday 6th of May 2013 08:26:41 PM
Spread Eagle Inn

peterh
Sunday 21st of October 2012 10:23:35 AM

MB
Friday 7th of September 2012 01:54:36 PM

MB
Friday 7th of September 2012 01:54:06 PM
In the 1950s/60s this was the Westminster Bank where my father used to work. The merger with the National Bank (they also had a branch elsewhere on the High Street)to form NatWest was still some years away

Chris B
Thursday 20th of August 2015 09:04:49 PM
The Clock Tower in the middle of High Street

Maurice
Friday 10th of August 2012 09:08:24 AM

User Comment Contributions

High Street/Waterloo Road, Epsom, 19/06/2016

Class31
Tuesday 21st of June 2016 07:25:48 AM
Lots of past and present Epsom pubs visible here.

David960
Monday 26th of January 2015 07:17:07 PM
Just discovered EPW025148 which shows the station during reconstruction in 1928. (see previous comments on this image.)

Maurice
Monday 7th of January 2013 07:56:20 AM
If you follow the footpath between the shops with awnings from the clock tower northwards one comes to the broad station forecourt. Here we find a station with two long platforms for the trains of the London and South Western Railway. Running through the middle of the station are two tracks of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. These cross the down line from Waterloo coming in from the top of the picture, curving away to the east side (right-hand side) and Epsom Town Station. On the amalgamation of the railways in 1923 (eighteen months after this picture was taken) Epsom became an example of how the new Southern Railway made some relatively simple efficiency savings and improvements to connectivity by building one station at the junction of its two constituent railways. This was also repeated at Leatherhead - see image EPW001718.

In Epsom the stations were at opposite ends of the High Street, the ‘Brighton’ station being found in EPW006486 and EPW006487. The new station, built about four years after the picture was taken, required the creation of two island platforms, one for up trains and one for down services, connected to a street level booking office by lifts and stairs. The timetable was arranged so cross platform connections could be made in either direction. Trains often left simultaneously to Waterloo and Victoria or London Bridge and followed as closely as possible going south, the Dorking train departing first. Passengers for Ashtead or Leatherhead would jump off an Effingham train from Waterloo to arrive three minutes earlier on the train that had come from Victoria. Later in the 1950s and 1960s this move was often accompanied by the station announcement that the train was for “As’tead, Leather’ead, Box’ill, Dorking, ’Olmwood, H-Ockley, Warn’am and ’Orsham.”

The arrangement seen in the photograph was the result of competition in the building of the railways, while the arrangement today benefits from the coordination, planning and cooperation with the ensuing efficiency of the network.

Maurice
Friday 10th of August 2012 09:09:22 AM